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 60s Ad For Royal Crown Cola With Teen Idols Dino Desi and Billy Here's the story behind that group now known as Ricci, Desi and Billy. Ricci Martin, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche were old friends, who grew up together in Beverly Hills, California. Their common bond was the music they made. Ricci, Desi & Billy is their newly formed musical group featuring original material as well as the songs of 60's musical teen sensations Dino, Desi & Billy (Desi & Billy's former group). Though this is a new configuration of the original band, the last names remain the same - Martin, Arnaz and Hinsche. The idea for this group came at a benefit for the late Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, which was held at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Desi and Billy performed a song which Desi had written called "My Old friend" in honor of their friend and partner Dean Paul Martin (Dino) who died in a plane crash while flying for the California National Guard in 1987. Ricci performed his hit single, "Stop, Look Around" from his critically acclaimed album "Beached", co-produced by Carl Wilson and Billy Hinsche. There was such a powerful, magical feeling that night, that Ricci, Desi and Billy decided to form a trio.
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Added: 19th October 2007
Views: 3407
Posted By: Babs64
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-10-20 
So-let me get this straight, Dino, who was Dean Martin's son, died in a plane crash, and his brother Ricci took his place in the band? Gotcha. From what I've read, these three are still performing and look great!
Posted by: eric1957 on 2007-10-21 
Trivia question: What was the hit song they had?
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-10-21 
That's easy, it was I'm a Fool, and it had that typical mid 60's beat. I can still hear it now.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2007-10-27 
Correct Naomi.
Posted by: AngoraSox on 2010-07-15 
Whoa.These guys are beautiful looking. What lookers!
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