Billy Hinsche Beach Boys Tour Film
Billy Hinsche Beach Boys Tour Film
Billy Hinsche Beach Boys Tour Film
Billy Hinsche Beach Boys Tour Film
Billy Hinsche Beach Boys Tour Film
Billy Hinsche Beach Boys Tour Film
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Big Noise's Al Gomes and A. Michelle produced the East Coast premiere of Billy Hinsche's film '1974 - On the Road with The Beach Boys.'

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Top photo: '1974 - On the Road with The Beach Boys' CD cover
Second photo: Billy introducing the film
Third photo: L-R: A. Michelle, Billy Hinsche and Al Gomes
Fourth photo: Billy performing 'Sail On Sailor'
Fifth photo: Sold-out audience at film screening
Sixth photo: Billy performing 'Surfer Girl'

Billy Hinsche, a member of The Beach Boys touring band for more than 25 years, screened his film as part of the Pawtucket Arts Film Festival. The event took place on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket, RI.

Billy conducted a Q&A and performed an acoustic set following each screening. Admission also included a catered reception and autograph session with Billy. An after-party and jam session with Billy and his fans was held immediately following the film's premiere.

In addition to his history with the Beach Boys, Billy was also a member of the teen trio '60s sensation Dino, Desi, and Billy whose hits include the Billboard Top Ten smash 'I'm A Fool.'

Billyís 'On the Road' was filmed on location during the Beach Boys' April and May tours of 1974, and features core original members Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, and Ricky Fataar, with appearances by backing band members Hinsche, Ed Carter, Carli Munoz, Bobby Figueroa, manager Jim Guercio, and others.

Never before had cameras been allowed into the very private world of the touring Beach Boys quite like this - until now. This exclusive footage was shot using the very first portable video camera (called a Portapak) by UCLA graduate Hinsche, who takes you on a whirlwind romp through several days and nights of being up-close-and-personal with 'you are there' scenes of life on the road with the group that Rolling Stone magazine named 'Band of the Year' for 1974. Songs in the film include Beach Boys classics 'The Trader,' 'Long Promised Road' and 'Marcella.'

You'll hear conversations among the band members (sometimes with the aid of subtitles so you don't miss a single word), be a part of the backstage shenanigans, listen in on plans for tour logistics and strategy, have a ringside seat at the hysterical madcap backgammon game called 'The Match,' and take a ride in the cockpit of the Beach Boys' private plane, where you will watch the takeoff sitting in the jump seat of the charter aircraft.

If you think you've seen all the Beach Boys footage there is to see, you'll be delighted to know there is one more film to add to your list. This is a documentary that stands alone with its unique perspective, insight and just plain fun.

Billy Hinsche Bio

Billy Hinsche began his professional career in the mid-'60s as part of the teen heartthrob group Dino, Desi, and Billy. Although the fact that their parents were famous did help them get started, it was their talent that got them to the top. Hinsche played lead guitar; Dino Martin, son of Dean Martin, played bass and Desi Arnaz, Jr. played drums. Desi is the son of two of the most famous TV icons in the world - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz ('I Love Lucy').

At ages 14, 12, and 14, respectively, DDB were the youngest group ever to have hit records. They were also the only group to have a Filipino-American boy (Billy) as a teen idol.

With the best producers, arrangers, engineers and back-up musicians in the business, Frank Sinatra signed them to his Reprise label. They recorded four albums, toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada and appeared on all the popular television shows of the era including The Ed Sullivan Show. 'I'm A Fool' climbed to the Top Ten on the Billboard charts, the first of many hits for the trio.

DD&B's last charted hit, 'Tell Someone You Love Them,' was written by Billy, a song he patterned after The Beach Boys' hit 'Darlin'.' Billy had a special affinity for The Beach Boys not only because DD&B had toured as the opening act for the famous California band, but Billy's sister Annie married Beach Boy Carl Wilson.

Billy went on to become a Beach Boys band member for over 25 years, performing live and singing back-up on several of the band's hits including 'Sail On Sailor,' and on Beach Boy Dennis Wilson's 1977 masterpiece, 'Pacific Ocean Blue.'

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