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Watch Billy Hinsche perform on Facebook — catch past episodes on Billy's Facebook page and the BillyHinscheOfficial YouTube channel. More details and individual show links.


Home Movies

Never-before-seen footage from the personal home movie archives of the Billy Hinsche and Carl Wilson families. From the early years in exotic Manila to fun among the sunbaked palm trees in Beverly Hills, watch these delightfully rare images of the Hinsches from the '50s and '60s; featuring backyard birthdays, a visit to the San Francisco Zoo, family outings to Pacific Ocean Park (POP), Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, Dodger Stadium and more. Through these images you will get to know Otto “Pop” Hinsche, Celia “Mom” Hinsche and Billy's sister, Annie Hinsche Wilson, married to Carl Wilson. More.

Newly restored both in black & white and in color, this new documentary from director and narrator Billy Hinsche was culled from recently discovered 16mm and 8mm prints and private family photos never seen publicly until now. The soundtrack includes a beautiful and moving original song by Desi Arnaz, Jr. called “My Old Friend” that had its public debut in a live performance at the memorial event for Carl Wilson at the Roxy Theatre in LA in 1998.

Now available on DVD. $30, plus $8 for shipping and handling U.S. and Canada / $12 s&h international. See the trailer.



Dennis Wilson Forever

Billy's loving film tribute to the late, great Dennis Wilson is now available on DVD. $25, plus $8 for shipping and handling U.S. and Canada / $12 s&h international. See the trailer here.

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Know The Road (Redux) —
Rock 'n' Roll Travel Tips
A DVD from Billy Hinsche

Know the Road (Redux) DVD

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Originally released in 1998 on VHS and in 2005 as part of the DVD trilogy The Road Well Traveled, Billy Hinsche's popular travel tips video is back and better than ever! Order now for $20, plus $8 for shipping and handling U.S. and Canada/ $12 s&h international.

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A DVD from Billy Hinsche

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Billy Hinsche's camera puts you right in the middle of the action with The Beach Boys for 24 exhilarating, exciting and exhausting hours during their 1991 tour. Join Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston along with Billy and the other members of The Beach Boys Band on a rollicking ride through America's heartland.

Order 24 HOURS for only $24, plus an additional $8 for US and Canada shipping & handling or $12 for worldwide shipping & handling. More information.


2-Disc DVD

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Billy Hinsche's brand new 2-disc DVD Carl Wilson — Here and Now is now available. The price for this stunning new documentary film about the life, legacy and music of Carl Wilson is $30, plus an additional $8 for US and Canada shipping & handling or $12 for worldwide shipping & handling. More information.


(Director's Cut)
50th Anniversary 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD

1974 -- On the Road with The Beach Boys. A film by Billy Hinsche.
Cover photo copyright © 1974 – Ed Roach

A 2-disc expanded version of Billy's documentary, 1974 — On the Road with The Beach Boys (Director's Cut), with additional archival video, vintage film, personal photos, and special guest appearances is now available. Click here to see the Disc 1: Director's Cut trailer, here for the Disc 2: The Interviews trailer, and here for the original trailer. $35, plus an additional $8 for US and Canada shipping & handling, or $12 for worldwide shipping & handling. More information.

Billy's latest live concert CD was recorded at The Club at the Cannery Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on Sept. 2, 2006. $20, plus $4 for shipping and handling U.S. / $6 s&h international. More.

Billy's first solo album — $15, plus $2.50 for shipping and handling. More.



bullet Billy Hinsche co-wrote a new Christmas song for 2019 with Chicago founding member, Robert Lamm (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame / Songwriters Hall of Fame), for the new Chicago album that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Holiday chart. “(Because) It's Christmastime” is the first song on the first side of Chicago Christmas. (updated 11-2019)

This Is Elvis by Carl Wilson and Myrna Smith“THIS IS ELVIS”
bullet Billy
is very happy to announce that the single “This Is Elvis” is now available for download. Written and recorded in the fall of 1980 by Beach Boy Carl Wilson and his talented songwriting collaborator, Myrna Smith of The Sweet Inspirations (Elvis Presley's backup singers), this previously unreleased treasure was originally considered for inclusion in the 1981 documentary film, This Is Elvis, but was ultimately not used in the soundtrack.

Billy penned the liner notes for “This Is Elvis.” The track is available for download from digital music services. All earned proceeds from the download of “This Is Elvis” will solely benefit The Carl Wilson Foundation (CWF). (updated 9-2015)

bullet Billy will be touring with Brian Wilson during 2017. He also toured with Brian in the Fall of 2015 and for a good part of 2016. (updated 2-2017)

bullet Archived Stories



Boulder City Live CD cover Ricci, Desi & Billy's CD, Live from Boulder City, is a full 13-song CD that was recorded on May 5, 2001, at the Historic Boulder Theatre in Boulder City, Nevada. All band members (Jeff Foskett, Bobby Figueroa, Wayne Tweed and Craig Copeland) are featured in their own solo segments during the show. Beyond the music, there are lots of interesting anecdotes and plenty of good humor. Available on RD&B Records.

Live in Vegas CD coverThe Ricci, Desi & Billy CD Live in Vegas is a six-song, 20-minute set recorded at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in November 1999 when the group opened for Al Jardine's Family & Friends.

Ricci, Desi & Billy debuted at the 1999 Malibu Carl Wilson Walk Against Cancer. For more information on RDB, please check out the press-release bio offered here on Billy's site. (updated 5-2002)


bullet Check out The Best of Dino, Desi & Billy — The Rebel Kind! Twenty tracks, including “Lady Love” co-penned by Brian Wilson, with liner notes by Dennis Diken and lots of rare photos. This CD is available from Sundazed Records.

bullet Also available on CD — I'm a Fool/Our Time's Coming by Dino Desi & Billy and Beached by Ricci Martin!




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