Dino, Desi and Billy. I'm A Fool

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This album was released by Dino, Desi and Billy in 1965. The title song I'm A Fool is still in the top 50 boy band songs of all times.

This album released on Reprise Records was produced by Lee Hazelwood.

Dino Martin, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche first met in grammar school. the band's first audition was for Frank Sinatra, who owned Reprise Records and the label for Dean Martin. The boys were talented and fun to watch and listen to but on most of their records, they did not play their own instruments, but used top studio musicians, producers and songwriters. 

Dino, Desi & Billy's best known songs were "I'm a Fool"  in 1965 and it reached #17 on Billboard Hot 100. This was a hit before anyone in the group reached the age of 15. Following this success, they toured as an opening act for the Beach Boys in 1965 and also opened for Paul Revere & the Raiders, Tommy Roe, Sam the Sham, the Lovin' Spoonful and The Mamas & Papas. 

 

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and Hische co-wrote on the band's original songs and their final single, "Lady Love". After the group had broken up Hinsche's sister, Annie married Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys and Hinsche himself worked with the Beach Boys as a musician for many years. 

Dean Paul Martin became a tennis player, actor and a captain in the California Air National Guard. He was married to actress Olivia Hussey and figure skater Dorothy Hamill. He was killed while piloting a military jet in 1987. 

This album sounds very good and in good condition. The cover shows very little shelf wear.