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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.
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.
- Al Stewart - Zero She Flies (1970)
- Alvin Lee – On the Road to Freedom (1973), In Flight (1974), Saguitar (2007)
- Esther Phillips - Black-Eyed Blues (1973)
- Alvin Lee - Road To Freedom (1973)
- Vinegar Joe - Vinegar Joe (1974)
- Chapman Whitney - Streetwalkers (1974)
- Johnny Hallyday – Rock a Memphis (1975), Phantasm (musical director)
- Snafu – All Funked Up (1975)
- Tom Waits – BBC Television Special (1975)
- Pete Sinfield – Still (1975)
- Humble Pie – Street Rats (1975) and The Scrubbers Sessions (1997) producer
- Snape - Snape Live (1976)
- Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)
- Bad Company – Run with the Pack (1976), Desolation Angels (1979)
- Joan Armatrading – Show Some Emotion (1977)
- Dr. Feelgood – Sneakin' Suspicion (1977)
- David Coverdale – White Snake (1977), Snakebite (1978)
- The Rolling Stones – Some Girls (1978)
- The Who – Quadrophenia, film soundtrack (1979)
- Boxer - Bloodletting (1979)
- Roger Chapman and The Short List - Live In Hamburg (1979) as musical director and keyboardist, He Was, She Was (1982), Mail Order Magic (1980), The Riffburglar Album, Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun (1981) and Zipper (1986).
- David Coverdale - Northwinds (2000)
- Tim Buckley – Morning Glory (2001) and Once I Was (1999) bass guitar
- Mr.Lucky – Satisfied: Live In The USA
- Tim Hinkley – A Little Bit Of Soul (2003) solo album produced by Dan Penn
- Lulu – DVD "Live" (2005)
- Heiri Muller – Footsteps (2005)
- Hinkley's Heroes - Hinkley's Heroes (2005)
- The Geoff Everett Band - The Quick And The Dead (2012)
- Lulu – musical director on Red Hot & Live: Soul tour (1989).
- Hinkley's Heroes touring Jam band with Boz Burrell, Mel Collins, Bobby Tench, Mitch Mitchell, John Halsey, Henry McCullough. Occasional singers, Kiki Dee and Roger Chapman. Occasional appearances by others such as Joe Cocker and Phil Collins.
- Van Morrison (1984)
- George Harrison. Also co-wrote "Heart and Soul"
- Elkie Brooks, Shooting Star (1978)
- Korner/Thirup/Hinkley (1976–78)