Billy Hinsche dead: Beach Boys touring band member dies at 70 after finding 60s fame as teen pop trio Dino, Desi & Billy.
Musician BILLY Hinsche, who played in the youth pop trio Dino, Desi & Billy and toured with the Beach Boys, has passed away at the age of 70. Billy formed a pop band with Desi Arnaz (Jr) and Dean Paul Martin in the mid-1960s.
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Dino, Desi and Billy are known for being at the top of the charts. I am a fool and not a lover. Their last single Lady Love was co-written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
Billy started working as a conference musician for the Beach Boys in the late 1960s and continued to tour with them in the 1970s and 1980s.
Lucie Arnaz’s younger brother Desi Arnaz Jr played with Billy, and she confirmed his death on Instagram.
“One of the best humans, friends, storytellers, and musicians on the planet has just returned home to rest,” Lucy wrote.
She attributed his death to giant cell carcinoma.
“It was diagnosed only a few weeks ago. It ravaged him like a runaway train,” she added.