The late Billy Hinsche played keyboard, guitar, bass and sang vocals with the Beach Boys starting in 1965 when he recorded with brother-in-law, Carl Wilson, on the "Party" album. Prior to that, he was Billy in the popular group, Dino, Desi & Billy, with whom he released four albums and appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. Billy's long association with the Beach Boys included performances for three presidents and sold-out shows at major stadiums and venues worldwide. He served as musical director for founding Beach Boy Alan Jardine's Endless Summer Band, was been a touring member of the Brian Wilson band, and sat on the Board of Directors for the Carl Wilson Foundation. Sadly, he died on November 20, 2021 after a short illness.