Tim Hinkley

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Tim Hinkley (born Timothy Alan Hinkley, 25 May 1946, London) is an English singer-songwriter, keyboardist and record producer. Hinkley started playing in youth club bands in the early 1960s, including The Copains, Boys and Freeman Five. During this time he turned down an offer to join The Konrads which featured Davy Jones, who later changed his name to David Bowie. Other early associations were with The Bo Street Runners whose drummer was Mick Fleetwood), Chicago Blues Line and Patto's People.

Hinkley was a backing musician for Elkie Brooks and for touring American artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Lee Dorsey, Carla Thomas and Ben E. King. Hinkley also toured and recorded as a session musician keyboardist with other artists.[1]

He formed the Hammond Organ trio Jody Grind, with lead guitarist Ivan Zagni (born 16 October 1942, Norwich, Norfolk) and drummer Barry Wilson. The trio recorded two albums One Step On (1969) and Far Canal (1970), for the British record label Transatlantic Records.

Hinkley is the founder of iDigtunes, a music library and songwriting company.


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  1. ^ Neil Berry (October 24, 1991). "Music: Monsters of Teutonic rock – Neil Berry on the sixties veterans whose legends live on in Germany". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Mike Joyce (May 31, 1996). "British Blues, but Briefly". The Washington Post. 

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