b. USA. Previously a vocalist using the Carol Lofner Orchestra, McDonald later on joined up with the Three Midshipmen with Kay Thompson. He created his personal dance music group in 1936 in Balboa, California, USA. His sidemen included Ernie Barrell, Leon Grey, Harry Forbes, Hi Davidson, Ollie Mitchell, Expenses Lamberton, Ian Bernard and Bob Handaway, carrying out under the label collection Billy McDonald AS WELL AS THE Royal Highlanders. They focused on engagements in the Midwest and western coastline of America, carrying out sentimental tunes such as for example ‘Friendly Hands And Traditional western Skies’, ‘I’m Heading House’, ‘Everybody Dance’, ‘It’s A Rainy Day time’, ‘The Indicating Of Aloha’, ‘Hula Drums’ and their theme track, ‘Loch Lomond’. These as well as others had been released on D&S and Decca Information. Lots of the tunes had been themed following the sounds from the Pacific Islands, and McDonald required the band presently there in 1941. These were in fact playing in Honolulu when Pearl Harbor was attacked by japan during World Battle II. McDonald joined the assistance himself in 1942, but reconvened his music group after battle’s end. Nevertheless, they never retrieved their recognition and in 1948 their innovator required a job in the Fredericks Brothers Company. Later he relocated to the William Morris Company, then your Hollywood offices from the Associated Booking Company.