was a resident of Yarmouth, Maine. One of the early founders of the Ashbury Park music scene, Bill’s five decade career as a singer-songwriter produced 13 albums and in 1987, won an Emmy. Chinnock was a self-taught innovator who, besides mastering the guitar and the harmonica, also made films and dabbled in computer graphics. He had his own studio and also worked as a producer. He was an advocate for other patients suffering from Lyme, a condition that affected both he and his wife.
Chinnock took his own life March 7, 2007, after an eight year battle with Lyme disease.
* “He was such an incredibly talented person, and a great brother, a beautiful brother. He was a funny, wonderful, entertaining guy.” – Caroline Payne
Obituary published in The New York Times on 3/9/2007.