Wednesday, August 16, 2017

..... he was there to record Dean Martin songs as a gift for his mother.

Hey pallies, likes 40 years 'go this very day, rock and roll legend Mr. Elvis Presley unexpectedly passed from our midst.  Many many times over the years we have been pleased to shared powerful posts   relatin' just how much Mr. Presley was deeply deeply devoted to our Dino, includin' the most famous of famous quotation Elvis spoke sayin' to one of our Dino's youngens, "“They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool."

Well, likes in honor of this 40th anniversary of Mr. Presley's untimely death, we were led to a post at the blog site, "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette," where Miss Sharon Eberson scribed the post "James Snyder channels the young Elvis in 'Million Dollar Quartet'" which is now playin' through August 13 at the Pittsburgh CLO  at the Benedum Center, Downtown.  Likes as part of that post there is a short paragraph that includes a reference to Mr. Presley's delight in our most beloved Dino....one that we ain't ever remembered hearin' before.

Likes as you will read below, when Elvis "first came to Sun Studios, he was there to record Dean Martin songs as a gift for his mother."  Likes if that don't tell us how deeply deeply devoted to our Dino we don't know what would!   The King of Rock and Roll began his remarkable recordin' career by recordin' some deep Dino-croons for his mommy-o!!!!!

We thanks the pallies at the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and in particular writer Miss Sharon Eberson for includin' this deepest of deep detail 'bout Mr. Elvis Presley's incredible idolization of our most most beloved Dino.  To checks this out in it's original source and read the prose in total, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


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Elvis based his sound and his moves on African-American artists he admired, hit-makers such as Wynonie Harris. But when he first came to Sun Studios, Mr. Snyder notes, he was there to record Dean Martin songs as a gift for his mother. It was Mr. Phillips who recognized his talent, as he did for the others in the Million Dollar Quartet.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dino sent a telegram to Elvis Presley that read, “If you can’t handle the Beatles, I’ll do it for you, pally.”

Hey pallies, likes today we are deeply delighted to rerun  yet 'nother remarkable reflection on that most delightful day in Dino-history when Billboard announced to the whole world that our most most beloved Dino had knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts with his coolest of cool croons, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."

Today's Dino-gram first shared here at ilovedinomartin on August 16, 2016 comes our way from the blog "DO YOU REMEMBER," where scriber Miss Kaye Bassett Millar offers here delightful Dino-prose "King of Cool Dean Martin Declares “Everybody Loves Somebody.”   Miss Millar shares pretty much the familiar story how the events surrounding our Dino's recording of his pianist Ken Lane's song, and how it reached the top of the charts.  What brings us most delight is how Kaye shares the swank story of how our ever lovin' Dino sent his pallie  ,and hugest of huge Dino-devotee himself,  Elvis Presley a telegram announcin' his victory over the Beatles.  Youse can read Dino's words for yourself below.

We swankly salute Miss Kaye Bassett Millar at "DO YOU REMEMBER" for lovin'ly liftin' up for her readership this marvelously magical moment in the cool career of our one and only Dino, surely helpin' many many more pallies to come to know, love, and honor our King of Cool.  As usual, to checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

King of Cool Dean Martin Declares “Everybody Loves Somebody”

By Kaye Bassett Millar - July 28, 2016




In 1964, Dean Martin was finishing up recording his Dream with Dean album and had completed 11 songs. Albums always had 12 songs in the US, so Dean asked his conductor and piano player Ken Lane if he had something else for him. Ken said he had an old song he had written – “Everybody Loves Somebody.” Dean liked it and recorded it with just Ken, a bass player, a guitar and drums. The reaction to the cut on the album was so great that Dean went back into the studio and re-recorded it for a single release with a full orchestra and background singers. It was such a hit that it knocked “A Hard Day’s Night” out of its #1 spot on the charts. It became Dean’s theme song for his TV show the next year in 1965. The other version is still available on compilation albums.

When this knocked A Hard Day’s Night off the top of the US charts, Dino sent a telegram to Elvis Presley that read, “If you can’t handle the Beatles, I’ll do it for you, pally.”

(sourced from songfacts.com)



“Everybody Loves Somebody”

Everybody loves somebody sometime
Everybody falls in love somehow
Something in your kiss just told me
That sometime is nowEverybody finds somebody someplace
There’s no telling where love may appear
Something in my heart keeps saying
My someplace is here
If I had it in my power
I’d arrange for every girl to have your charms
Then every minute, every hour
Everybody would find what I found in your arms

Everybody loves somebody sometime
And though my dreams were overdue
Your love made it all worth waiting
For someone like you

If I had it in my power
I’d arrange for every girl to have your charms
Then every minute, every hour
Everybody would find what I found in your arms

Everybody loves somebody sometime
And though my dreams were overdue
Your love made it all worth waiting
For someone like you

lyrics by azlyrics.com

“I did it! I knocked ’em out of first place!”

Hey pallies, likes this very Dino-day as we were doin' our almost daily Dino-search of blog pads usin' the wonderful search engine Twingly Advanced Blog Search, we found a number of marvelous mentions of this hugely historic day in the life, times, and teachin' of our most beloved Dino....August 15, 1964, the date that our awesomely amazin' Dino knocked the Beatles off of their numero uno spot on the US record charts.

Likes, while we are not able to post all of these marvelous mentions, we would be remiss if we didn't share the one that comes from the Elvis Presley fan site, "Our Daily Elvis," which shares the glory of this incredibly immensely important Dino-date.  As you will note below the coolly celebratory, wisely written words from "Our Daily Elvis" that proudly proclaims our Dino's awesomely amazin' accomplishment, as well as shares the telegram that he sent to both Mr. Presley as well as Mr. Frank Sinatra.

It is so so remarkably refreshin' to find a fan site of Mr. Presley's liftin' up this extraordinarily epic moment in our Dino's cooler then cool career!  We solemnly salute the pallies at "Our Daily Elvis" for their reverent remembrance of our Dino's swankly stellar smashin' of the Beatles and sharin' it with their readership.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of these here Dino-remarks.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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 August 15, 1964

Despite the fact that the US record charts are dominated by Rock and Roll, crooner Dean Martin has the number one tune with his biggest hit, “Everybody Loves Somebody”. It made it to #11 in the UK. The song had been around since 1949 and had been previously recorded by several well known artists without success. When Martin’s version pushed The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” out of the top spot on the Billboard chart, he sent telegrams to Elvis and to Frank Sinatra saying “I did it! I knocked ’em out of first place!”

On This Day In Dino-history: August 15, 1964

Hey pallies, likes time 'gain for ilovedinomartin to share one of the greatly greatest of the great days in all of recorded Dino-history. Likes from the pallies at the greatest of the great recorded music sites, "Billboard" comes the reminder that it was 53 years ago this very Dino-day that our most most beloved Dino boldly 'n beautifully busted the Beatles off of numero uno position on Billboard's Hot 100 Hit List with what became our main man's main croon..."Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."

What a tremedous thrill it was then, and is still today to celebrate this hugest of hugest musical victory for our one and only Dino.  It took the magnificant 'n mighty, potently powerful power of our King of Cool to knock the Kingpins of Rock and Roll off of their throne.  Below is some powerful patter from the pallies at "Billboard" 'long with a great youtube vid of a live recordin' of our Dino croonin' his number uno hit.

We sez our thoughtful thanks to all the folks at "Billboard" who have honored our main man in this wondrous way...showin' that the transformin' power of our Dino simply grows greater and greater with each and every passin' year.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply, as usual, clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters



Aug. 15, 1964
Iconic crooner Dean Martin notched his sole No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Everybody Loves Somebody." The song proved that middle-of-the-road music could still reign after Beatlemania had begun changing the course of pop earlier that year. "Everybody," in fact, dethroned the Fab Four's fifth No. 1, "A Hard Day's Night."

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dean Martin at the crossroads


Hey pallies, likes comin' up tomorrow  we will once 'gain coolly celebrate that awesomely amazin' deeply delightful day in Dino-history when our most beloved Dino knocked the Beatles off the record charts with his signature croon, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."   Likes today we are pleased as punch to share 'nother incredibly intriguin' international post on said topic from the Mexican news pad, "LA ORQUESTA.mx"

Swankly scribed by Mr. Carlos Lopez Medrano, "Dean Martin at the crossroads" is a wonderfully written piece of poetic prose, that as we stated, is a fresh retellin' of our most beloved Dino's recordin' of Ken Lane's touchin' 'n tender tune, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" in two different formats.....that made it to numero uno in the Billboard singles charts in late summer of 1964.

Likes the particularly potent portion of Medrano's missive that completely captured our Dino-hearts are these on the second recordin' of the croon that sent our Dino over the top of the charts: "The new adaptation turned out to be magical ( Dino's way of saying " If I had it in my power"is a masterful detail: vibrant, almost a sputter, a sample of the creative flows within the execution). Their overwhelming strength aroused everyone's enthusiasm and Reprise Records (the label founded by Frank Sinatra to which it belonged) decided to release it as a single,"

We coulda goes on and on 'bout our amazin' appreciato for Mr. Medrano's awesome appreciato for our Dino, but then likes you woulda get to read it for yourselves, so let us just say....delightfully done Mr. Carlos Lopez Medrano!  It is remarkable refreshin' to find yet 'nother youthful scriber showin' such awesome adulation of our King of Cool...keeps it up pallie!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin at the crossroads | Column of Carlos López Medrano

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This text originally appeared on bigmaud.com
It was the beatlemania era during the first half of the sixties, and although almost everyone was fascinated with the Liverpool quartet , there were a handful of people who did not support him or at least they viewed him with suspicion, displeasure The envy. The most representative case was that of the American crooners , who were suddenly displaced by these young boys who came from the United Kingdom.  Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin did not see it well enough that someone came to take the attention of the general public and women, similar to what Elvis Presley also felt Most of them changed perspective over time.
Dean Martin cooks apart. He was the most difficult to accept that times had changed. The competition in the 1960s was suddenly dominated by extravagant hippie-minded people, which was incomprehensible to an old-fashioned guy like him, a son of Italian immigrants who liked short hair and quit nonsense (except in the nights Of drinks ... almost all). The animosity was such that one time on a television show he sang, along with other characters, a half-joking, half-serious, " I hate the Beatles ... " theme .
In 1964 the landscape was foggy for Dean Martin. It seemed that the future had swept with guys of his lineage. It was impossible to escape the new phenomena. Even his son, Dino Jr. , did not; To top it off the singer, at home had a big fan of those hairy. The father had to put up with that boy who sang "She Loves You" and other jewels from his room or in the kitchen. A symbolic act of parricide or a blow to vanity, as when the girl of your interest is enamored by the new student of the school to forget you.
The crisis of Dean Martin was accentuated by the fact that it had been six years without obtaining a single hit. The picture did not invite optimism. People were already looking for other things. And he was almost fifty years old. It seemed that his time had already passed. It was a fossil, someone who no longer belonged. But then came one of those moments of vindication offered by life if you keep your finger on the line and stay alert for opportunities.
During the sessions with Dream with Dean (1964), pianist Ken Lane suggested to Dean Martin to try out a song called "Everybody Loves Somebody". It was a piece from the distant 1947 that Lane himself had composed alongside Sam Coslow and Irving Taylor A pleasant tune of the old school that nevertheless had not had greater transcendence until the moment, although had been interpreted by figures of the stature of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee It was not budgeted that it was a highlight of the album, simply had to look for some padding to complete the twelve songs required for the project. And "Everybody Loves Somebody" could do the job. Without being an ambitious bet, the clock was missing a nut and it was not bad practice with a relic.
The test worked. An austere instrumental version (precious, it must be said) of "Everybody Loves Somebody" entered the album. The insistence of Jeanne Biegger Dean's wife - was key to being included in the final cut, as Javier Márquez points out in the Rat Pack book Living your way . She was the first to fall in love with the melody.
Still, Dean Martin was still stuck. And that particular song continued to attract him (the strange thing is that at first he saw it with skepticism). He felt a strange magnetism toward her. It was possible to get more juice, he thought. Although his career was not at its best, Dean's pride remained alive, it only required a knock at the table.  Perhaps the British invasion, indirectly, helped to get the best out of him and his team. The value of a man can be measured by the reaction he has when he is against the ropes. And although the music scene seemed to relegate him, the singer decided to continue in combat for another round.
So it was decided to record an alternative version of "Everybody Loves Somebody", this time with a little more rhythm and with orchestra. Dean Martin knew his weaknesses and strengths; He was at the point where he could not invent anything else. It was decided to resort to the style of all life, without experimenting but with all its charm and with the best possible workmanship. The new adaptation turned out to be magical ( Dino's way of saying " If I had it in my power"is a masterful detail: vibrant, almost a sputter, a sample of the creative flows within the execution). Their overwhelming strength aroused everyone's enthusiasm and Reprise Records (the label founded by Frank Sinatra to which it belonged) decided to release it as a single,
It must be taken into account that for Dean Martin it was a personal matter. Rather than carry out the job, what he was trying to do was stay in the audience. Do not be a mere gallant for grannies. That was why he had worked so hard. The performance made him regain confidence. One morning, as he left the house to go to the studio, he warned his son, who listened to the Beatles : "You'll see, I'll get your friends off the popularity list." And in the end it was. "Everybody Loves Somebody went to # 1 of the charts in the US, ousting the brilliant" A Hard Day's Night "by The Beatles .
Everybody loves somebody sometime
And although my dream was overdue
Your love made it well worth waiting for
For someone like you ...
It was the first number one of Dean Martin The biggest classic of his repertoire.He got it at 47 years old.
Dean Martin en la encrucijada | Columna de Carlos López Medrano
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Este texto apareció originalmente en bigmaud.com

Eran los tiempos de la beatlemanía durante la primera mitad de los años sesenta y, aunque casi todo el mundo estaba fascinado con el cuarteto de Liverpool, había un puñado de personas que no lo soportaban o que, cuando menos, lo veían con recelo, displicencia o envidia. El caso más representativo fue el de los crooners estadounidenses, que de pronto se vieron desplazados por esos jóvenes muchachos que venían del Reino Unido.  Frank Sinatra y Dean Martin no veían del todo bien que alguien llegara arrebatarles la atención del gran público y las mujeres, similar a lo que también sintió Elvis Presley. Casi todos ellos cambiaron de perspectiva con el paso del tiempo. Sinatra cantó canciones de los Beatles, lo mismo que Bing Crosby y Elvis, quienes además gozaban de la admiración de los Fab four.

Dean Martin se cuece aparte. Fue el que más difícil tuvo aceptar que los tiempos habían cambiado. La competencia en los sesenta de pronto se vio dominada por gente extravagante de tendencias hippies, lo cual era incomprensible para un tipo chapado a la antigua como él, un hijo de inmigrantes italianos que gustaba del cabello corto y dejarse de tonterías (salvo en las noches de copas… casi todas). La animadversión fue tal que alguna vez en un programa de televisión entonó, junto a otros personajes, un tema medio en broma, medio en serio, en que se escuchaba “I hate the Beatles…“.

En 1964 el panorama era nebuloso para Dean Martin. Parecía que el futuro había barrido con tipos de su estirpe. Era imposible escapar de los nuevos fenómenos. Ni siquiera su hijo, Dino Jr., lo hacía; para colmo del cantante, en casa tenía a un gran fan de aquellos melenudos. El padre tenía que soportar a diario a ese muchacho que canturreaba “She Loves You” y otras joyas desde su habitación o en la cocina. Un simbólico acto de parricidio o un golpe a la vanidad, como cuando la chica de tu interés se ve encandilada por el nuevo alumno de la escuela para olvidarse de ti.

La crisis de Dean Martin se acentuaba por el hecho de que llevaba seis años sin conseguir un solo hit. El cuadro no invitaba al optimismo. La gente ya buscaba otras cosas. Y él tenía casi cincuenta años. Parecía que su época ya había pasado. Era un fósil, alguien que ya no pertenecía. Pero entonces llegó uno de esos momentos de reivindicación que ofrece la vida si uno mantiene el dedo en el renglón y permanece atento a las oportunidades.

Durante las sesiones de Dream with Dean (1964), el pianista Ken Lane sugirió a Dean Martin probar una canción llamada “Everybody Loves Somebody”. Se trataba de una pieza del lejano 1947 que el propio Lane había compuesto al lado de Sam Coslow e Irving Taylor. Una tonada agradable de la vieja escuela que sin embargo no había tenido mayor trascendencia hasta el momento, pese a que había sido interpretada por figuras de la talla de Frank Sinatra y Peggy Lee. No estaba presupuestado que fuera un highlight del disco,  simplemente había que buscar algo de relleno para completar las doce canciones requeridas para el proyecto. Y “Everybody Loves Somebody” podía cumplir con el cometido.  Sin ser una apuesta ambiciosa,  al reloj les faltaba una tuerca y no estaba de más practicar con una reliquia.



La prueba funcionó. Una versión austera en lo instrumental (preciosa, hay que decirlo) de “Everybody Loves Somebody” entró en el álbum. La insistencia de Jeanne Biegger —la esposa de Dean— fue clave para que fuera incluida en el corte final, como señala Javier Márquez en el libro Rat Pack. Viviendo a su manera. Fue la primera en enamorarse de la melodía.

No obstante, Dean Martin seguía con una espina clavada. Y esa canción en particular le seguía atrayendo (lo curioso es que en un principio la vio con escepticismo). Sentía un raro magnetismo hacia ella. Era posible sacarle más jugo, según creía. Si bien su carrera no pasaba por el mejor momento, el orgullo de Dean permanecía vivo, solo requería dar un golpe de autoridad en la mesa.  Acaso la invasión británica, de forma indirecta, contribuyó a sacar lo mejor de él y su equipo. El valor de un hombre se puede medir por la reacción que tiene cuando está contra las cuerdas. Y aunque la escena musical parecía relegarlo, el cantante decidió seguir en combate por un round más.

Fue así que se decidió grabar una versión alternativa de “Everybody Loves Somebody”, esta vez con un poco más de ritmo y con orquesta. Dean Martin conocía sus debilidades y sus fortalezas; estaba en el punto en el que no podía inventar nada más. Se decidió a recurrir al estilo de toda la vida, sin experimentar pero con todo su encanto y con la mejor hechura posible. La nueva adaptación resultó mágica (la manera en que Dino pronuncia If I had it in my power es un detalle maestro: vibrante, casi un farfullo; una muestra de los caudales creativos dentro de la ejecución). Su fuerza arrolladora despertó el entusiasmo de todos y Reprise Records (la discográfica fundada por Frank Sinatra a la que pertenecía) decidió lanzarla como sencillo, además de incluirla en una recopilación de ese mismo año.

Hay que tomar en cuenta que para Dean Martin era un asunto personal. Más que efectuar el oficio, lo que intentaba era seguir vigente entre la audiencia. No ser un mero galán para abuelitas. De ahí que se esmerara tanto. El desempeño le hizo recuperar la confianza. Una mañana, mientras salía de casa para dirigirse al estudio, le advirtió a su hijo, quien escuchaba a los Beatles: “Ya verás, sacaré a tus amiguitos de la lista de popularidad”. Y al final así fue. “Everybody Loves Somebody llegó al #1 de las listas de éxitos de Estados Unidos, desbancando a la brillante “A Hard Day’s Night” de The Beatles.

Everybody loves somebody sometime

And although my dream was overdue

Your love made it well worth waiting for

For someone like you…

Fue el primer número uno de Dean Martin. El mayor clásico de su repertorio. Lo consiguió a los 47 años de edad.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Home"








Ahhhhhhhh....what a day, pals. So So peaceful...this sunny, August mornin' is.

Gots' me in a REAL "at ease" kinda mood.

Nice breeze blowin' & Dino jams flowin'.

Purest serenity.

Dare I say it, pallies?
I thinks I feel a touch of Fall comin'.

Man!
Better get to the beaches quick, my friends! Haha!!

OK...OK...I'm jumpin' the Autumn gun here, a little.

Don't panic, people.
There's still plenty of poolside days left.

Lots more sandcastles to be built...& bucket loads of grandma's old fashioned potato salad! Hahaha!!!

All's I'm sayin' is...it just blows my mind how these seasons come & go...so damn quickly!
Maybe it's 'cause I live where I do.
Youse notice it more 'round here.

Creeps up on me...& one day I'll wake up & it's a whole different world outside! Haha!!

It's crazy really.

Anyways, mi amici...it's got me in that kinda mood.

Thinks I know a GREAT GREAT Dino-tune...to fit this week's Serenade.

I re-discovered it the other day while chillin' in my cellar.
My "man town".
Or as it's known in my house...my "Dino town"! Ha!

Me & my boy-pallie, nick, were shootin' some darts...& we was spinnin' some vinyl Dean recordins'. 
Nick likes to flip the records.

So...I've been into "The Dean Martin TV Show" al b um lately.
And one of my NEW/OLD fave jams is DEF I NATE LY "Home".

Cool Cool tune, pals.

REAL smooth.

REALLY chill.

Soothin' lyrics that hung with me all week.
"Night covers all, and though fortune may forsake me, Sweet dreams will ever take me home."

Man...these words REALLY speak to me, my friends!

It's like Dino is sayin' "Hey, pallie...don't sweat thins' so much.
The Hell with it all.
Life's 'bout bein' happy!
Laughs!
Great mem'rys, pal.
Not money."

And let me tell youse...Ol' pals o' mine...Dean is SO SO right!

Enjoy! 


When shadows fall and leaves whisper the day is endin'
My thoughts are ever wanderin' home
When crickets call my heart is forever yearnin'
Once more to be returnin'.

When the hills can see the settin' sun
Stars begin to spark one by one
Night covers all and though fortune may forsake me
Sweet dreams will ever take me home.

Night covers all and though fortune may forsake me
Sweet dreams will ever take me home...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

35. Rat Pack nickname : DINO

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Hey pallies, likes here's a bit of Dino-fun for your weekend Dino-pleasure.  Likes as we so so often observe...you just never never know where our Dino is goin' to turn up next....and today's Dino-gram is proof positive of this Dino-truth.  Likes our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog search sent us the way of the blog "LAXCrossword.com - Answers to the LA Times Crossword" where we discovered that our most beloved Dino was fabulously featured in the LA Times crossword puzzle last Thursday.

As you will swankly see below, 35 across' coolest of cool clue was: Rat Pack nickname.  It had four spaces to fill...and only our Dino has four letters in his first name.  Likes, of course, it coulda turned out to be DEAN, but, of course, we are proudly pleased that DINO is what coolly correctly filled the boxes!!!!!  Likes all we can say is Thanks a million to crossword constructor  Mr. Mel Rosen for liftin' up the name of our Dino in this wonderfully wise way and helpin' tons and tons of LA Crossword Fans make a cool contact with our one and only Dino.  Just never ever know, how this remarkable ref will brings pallies after pallies into a deeper knowin', lovin' and honorin' of our King of Cool!

We thanks the pallies at "LAXCrossword.com - Answers to the LA Times Crossword" for bringin' this Dino-fun to us and, likes of course, to Mr. Mel Rosen for awesomely accentin' our Dino in this powerfully puzzlin' way!  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters



LA TIMES CROSSWORD ANSWERS 10 AUG 2017, THURSDAY




Constructed by: Mel Rosen
Edited by: Rich Norris

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35. Rat Pack nickname : DINO

Dean Martin was the stage name of singer and actor Dino Crocetti. Martin was famous for his numerous hit songs such as “That’s Amore”, “Volare” and Everybody Loves Somebody”, as well as his film career with Jerry Lewis. Off screen, Martin was a member of the famous “Rat Pack” as he was a great friend of Frank Sinatra. Martin was always associated with Las Vegas and when he passed away in 1995 the lights on the strip were dimmed in his honor.
The original Rat Pack from the fifties was a group of actors that centered on Humphrey Bogart, and included a young Frank Sinatra. Supposedly, Bogart’s wife, Lauren Bacall, christened them the Rat Pack after seeing them all return from one of their nights on the town in Las Vegas. The sixties Rat Pack was a reincarnation of the fifties version, with the core group of actors being Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin (Dino), Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

Friday, August 11, 2017

News On The Possible Release of "Just DINO" on American Shores!

Hey pallies, likes there may be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, as they sez, when it comes to pallies in the ol' USofA bein' able to possibly gets their hands on the new Dino-bio, "Just DINO A Personal Recollection of Dean Martin," mostly scribed by Mr. Bernard Thorpe, founder of "The Dean Martin Association," and finished by his boypallie Elliot.

Likes on August 1 of this Dino-year we posted all youse Dino-holics 'bout that bein' the release date for the beautiful bio in the UK by Chinbeard Books...you can find that post HERE.  On that day, we did our best to find a website somewhere in America at least acknowledgin' the release of the Thorpe book, but to no avail.  We promised ourselves that every so often we would do a Dino-search to see if it turn up on our shores.

Well, most recently, while researchin', this terrific tome showed up as at least existin' at Amazon, as you will see what is there below.  While the pallies at Amazon are not makin' any promises at this time, just findin' the Dino-bio listed is givin' us energetic encouragement that sometime down the road this labor of love by the Thorpes will come our way!  And, likes we wanted to be the first to share this news with Dino-philes everywhere.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.  Stay tuned for more news on it's American release as we discover more....and, likes if any of youse pallies see "Just Dino A Personal Recollection of Dean Martin" adverted anywhere in the USofA, please let us know.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Just Dino: A Personal Recollection of Dean Martin Paperback – August 1, 2017
by Bernard H Thorpe (Author)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

On This Day In Dino-history: August 10, 1960





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Hey pallies, likes as we were doin' our almost daily search of Dino-delight usin' our pallies at  Twingly Advanced Blog Search engine, we just came 'cross the blog pad of "CFCO Country 92.9 FM" radio in Chatham-Kent ON where Mr. Dave Palmer does the mornin' gig with Miss Cheryl Johnstone.  Likes this station posts a daily page of intriguin' interestin' news and today Dave reported that it was on this day in the year of our Dino 1960 that that Rat Pack classic big screen romp, "Oceans 11" premiered.

Certainly it is the best known and probably the best loved of the Rat Pack flicks and Dino and his pallies certainly have a beautiful blast makin' it in our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas.  Likes we just loves learnin' all these dates in the life and times of our Dino and we will do our best to commit this Dino-date to our memories.

Likes we thanks Mr. Dave Palmer and all the pallies at "CFCO Country 92.9 FM" in Canada for makin' this news known to the larger Dino-world.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes, per usual, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We are thrilled to be able to share a classic movie poster from "O11" as well as some incredible images and vid clips as well.


We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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57 years ago . . . In 1960, the original “Ocean’s Eleven” was released, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Angie Dickinson.











..... I talk about him (Dean Martin) every time I am in front of a crowd as a public speaker and coach....


Dean Martin - Medley #1 (Live in London)


Allan Knight
Hey pallies, likes as Wednesday's Dino-devotion built on Tuesday's, today's Dino-gram builts on Wednesday's.  Likes as we were perusin' the cool comments posted on "SlamFactor247" aka Chris's visit to our Dino's restin' place at Westwood Memorial Park, we found one from a pallie tagged Allan Knight who proudly proclaimed his own pilgrimage to Dino's crypt and that our most beloved Dino "has been my idol for many years, as a matter of fact I talk about him every time I am in front of a crowd as a public speaker and coach....The greatest personality of all time bar none!!!!"

Likes we were marvelously moved by Mr. Knight's awesome adulation of our Dino...and we always always finds it remarkably refreshin' to hear yet 'nother pallie boldly broadcastin' this amazin' amore of our Dino to the world!  So we checks out Knight's own youtube pad  HERE and discovered that he is a former Zen Monk, which we find incredibly intriguin' since our Dino was tagged by his biographer, Mr. Nick Tosches, as an "American Buddha."  In addition Allan as he stated in his coolest of cool comments is a Communication Coach and author of the book, "A Knight Without Armor."
Further research led us to a youtube page where all of his vids (34) are listed and that can be accessed  HERE.

We listened to a couple of vids without discoverin' a Dino-mention, but we hopes to listen to more 'cause we thinks it is simply the coolest that he openly and affirmatively uses the teachin's of our Dino in his talks.  Indeed, he is one of the first professional pallies we have encountered to awesomely accent our Dino's teachin's in their teachin's!!!!!  Likes if any of youse pallies gets to listen to his vids, please let us know if you discover Dino-teachin's in any of the vids.

Likes we wanna be able to find some time to read and reflect on other pallies youtube's patter 'cause we have in the past found pallies deeply devoted to our Dino and speakin' their Dino-devotion via youtube.    Mr. Allen Knight this very Dino-day is yet 'nother example of swank sharin' of perfect passion for our one, our only Dino.  We solemnly salute Mr. Allen Knight for lettin' the Dino-world know how much our Dino means to him and for usin' his wonderful work of cool communicator to spread his Dino-adulation to his pupils!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Allan Knight

Just saw this video...I too visited Dean's crypt several years ago. He has been my idol for many years, as a matter of fact I talk about him every time I am in front of a crowd as a public speaker and coach....The greatest personality of all time bar none!!!!

 Allan Knight is a Communication Coach and former Zen Monk. Over the years he has developed a very practical and results oriented program that helps you fast track your ability to master your communication skills from the in side out. This channel is for the purpose of providing you with insights, wisdom and tips on how to transform your business and personal relationships.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

THE MAN....My Hero and idol....the final resting place of Dino Paul Crocetti...AKA DEAN MARTIN


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SlamFactor247
Hey pallies, likes as we finished yesterday's Dino-gram accentin' our Dino's final restin' place at Westwood Memorial Park, we felt guided to goes on over to youtube to see what sorta vids mighta be there of pallies who have made their own personal pilgrimages to our most beloved Dino's crypt.  Likes our search was rewarded when we came -pon two short vids created by a Dino-devotee tagged "SlamFactor247"  who created two short vids of his visit to our Dino's grave site back in November of 2011.

As you watch both vids it is crystal clear how much this dude, who is tagged Chris in the first vid, is so so deeply deeply moved to be able to pay touchin' 'n tender tribute to our Dino who he calls "My hero and idol" in his youtube comments.  Seein' how much pure pleasure Chris has in bein' where our Dino resides in death makes us all the more yearn to make the pilgrimage ourselves.

Likes it is always so so awesomely amazin' to find 'nother of today's youth who is so so deeply devoted to our one and only Dino, and in one of his additional comments Chris noted 4 years ago that..."I listen to him everyday......When my daughter was born 2 weeks ago I had him playing in the background...he was the 1st music she heard....He had been such an inspiration to me.  Words cannot describe.....I love him so much."  How bountifully beautiful that Chris is not only ever deepenin' his awesome adulation of our Dino for himself, but now makin' sure his little girlpallie is goin' to from the start know, love, and honor our Dino!

We thanks Chris for usin' the vehicle of youtube to share his passionate pilgrimage to our Dino's restin' place with Dino-philes everywhere and publicly professin' his deeper then deep devotion to our King of Cool!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters




Dean Martin's Gravesite

THE MAN....My Hero and idol....the final resting place of Dino Paul Crocetti...AKA DEAN MARTIN

(And to all thinking this was disrespectful. I was very excited to go visit this great man. So there was no disrespect intended. I was just enjoying myself)




Dean Martin's grave

Recent trip to westwood memorial park to visit THE MAN Dean Martin

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

.....Dino's final resting place.

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Hey pallies, likes after creatin' yesterday's Dino-gram we couldn't resist the op to do a bit of researchin' at the "919 Gang" blog for more Dino-mentions and we found 'nother of note at Mr. Jack J. Reber's entry "Real photo, phony caption."  Likes below are comments made by Mr. David Farmer after he and his wife and a visitor from Houston went to see our most beloved Dino's restin' place at Westwood Memorial Park in West Los Angeles.

While we have done previous  posts on our Dino's crypt before, we wanted to have 'nother opportunity to share with all youse Dino-holics a pix of where our Dino lays to rest with many of the Dino-faithful comin' to pay their respects, leavin' flowers and even coins in remembrance of our great great man.  We certainly desires to someday be able to make our own pilgrimage to Westwood Memorial Park and pays our respects as well.

We thanks Mr. Jack J. Reber for creatin' this particular post and for Mr. David Farmer relatin' his personal pilgrimage to the crypt.  To checks this out in it's original source and to read the post in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

DAVID FARMER writes:
          My wife and I had a visitor from Houston this week, and our guest wanted to see where Dean Martin is buried. That turns out to be Westwood Memorial Park in West Los Angeles. I was glad we went, because I had no idea the small cemetery was there, or that it contains the graves of several famous performers.
          Fans take pictures of the plaque that marks Dino's final resting place. They also bring fresh flowers to place in the small bronze urn attached to the marble. If you look closely, you'll see that people leave coins lined up along the top of the plaque.
          


          REBER: The words under Martin's name are "Everybody loves somebody sometime." To read about other celebrities in this cemetery and to see their graves, go to:

Monday, August 07, 2017

On This Date In Dino-history: August 7, 1964




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Hey pallies, likes we're back with 'nother Dino-historical note.  From the all thin's musical history blog, "The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac" where our pallie Mr. Bob Dearborn holds forth, come the noteworthy news that it was on this date, August 7 in the year of our Dino 1964 that our most beloved Dino recorded to of his cooler then cool croons..."The Door Is Still Open To My Heart" and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You.

Dearborn notes that these two terrific tunes were recorded at United Recording Studios in Hollywood.  They were two of the swank songs that appeared on the Dino-al-b-um, "DEAN MARTIN - THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN TO MY HEART."
Likes we have included images of both the front and back covers of this awesome al-b-um at the top of this post and youtube vid clips of live versions of our Dino croonin' the two tunes at the bottom.  Once 'gain we thanks our pallie Mr. Bob Dearborn for bringin' this special day in the life of our Dino to the attention of the wider Dino-world so that we coulda shares it with all youse Dino-holics.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

August 7, 1964…At United Recording Studios in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart" and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You."






Don Freeman: He loved Dean Martin.

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Hey pallies, likes as we were doin' our almost daily Dino-search usin' the remarkable resource, "Twingly Advanced Blog Search," we were led to a blog tagged "919 Gang" hosted by Mr. Jack J. Reber of Ramona, Cali.  We were intrigued by the name of this blog, but so far have not been able to uncover any info on it.  Likes why our Twingly pallies led us there is 'cause, of course, a Dino-mention.

The name of our most beloved Dino has been lifted up in one of a series of tributes to honor noteworthy newpaper man Mr. Don Freeman.  Mr. Freeman died  at age 95 on August 3 and he had the remarkable record of scribin'  for almost 55 years on all thin's showbiz for The San Diego Union, later to become The San Diego Union-Tribune.   You can read all 'bout him in 'nother "919 Gang" post  HERE.

Likes 'mong the stunnin' stars that Mr. Freeman rubbed elbows with was, of course, our one and only Dino.  Below we share just a couple of sentences from Mr. Nick Canepa 'bout Mr. Freeman's appreciation for our Dino and the answer to a quire that Freeman posted to our Dino 'bout his sensational singin' ability.

It is always thrillin' to learn of yet 'nother who loved our Dino and to hear 'nother relatin' of a true to life Dino-tale.  We sends out sympathy to Mr. Freeman's family and our thanks to Mr. Jack Reber and Mr. Nick Canepa as well.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


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  NICK CANEPA writes:

 "He loved Dean Martin. He asked Dino if he ever took a singing lesson. "F*** no," was the reply.