Monday, March 22, 2010

Died On This Date (March 21, 1987) Dean Paul Martin

Hey pallies, likes our honorin' of the life and times of Dino Martin Jr. begins with this stellar Dino Jr. trib from the pad, "The Music's Over." (clicks on tagg of this post to goes there. We thank 'em for liftin' up the story of Dino Jr. is such a wonderful way includin' a vid trib to Dino, Desi, and Billy of their groovy tune "The Rebel Kind."

Likes his amazin' Daddy-o, Dino Jr. was a man of many talents.....singer, actor, tennis pro, pilot. Certainly, if he had lived, Dino Jr. woulda have become heir apparent to the throne of the King of Cool. Continue to stay tuned to ilovedinomartin for more tribs to what I believe was the only man that our Dino truly looked up to...his beloved Dino Jr. Dino-honorin', DMP

Died On This Date (March 21, 1987) Dean Paul Martin

Posted by on March 21, 2010

Dean Paul Martin
November 17, 1951 – March 21, 1987

To many, Dean Paul Martin was best known as Dean Martin’s son, but to music fans he was Dino of Dino, Desi and Billy. The Desi being Desi Arnaz Jr. Forming the group in their early teens, DD&B had a couple of semi hits that targeted the teenage girl crowd. As he grew older, Dino became Dean Paul and went on to make a name for himself playing tennis. He even played Wimbledon. Flying was yet another passion of Martin’s. He got his pilot’s license at just 16 and later earned his wings with the Air National Guard. Then in 1987, Martin was flying his National Guard fighter jet when a bad snowstorm caused him to crash it in the mountains for California, killing him and his Weapons System Officer on impact. He was once married to Olympic ice skater, Dorothy Hammill and actress Olivia Hussey.



Maria Jensen said...

So unfair! No parent should ever barrie his own child! Poor Dean, never recovered from that!!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, so true....this was the greatest tragedy in our Dino's entire life....for a man to give so much love and pleasure to the world and then have his beloved boypallie and namesake killed in crash of a jet...just so so sad. You probably have seen the interview where he speaks of himself and mother jeanne as fatalists...and that is what got they through...but as you say, our beloved Dino never ever got over this saddest of sad loss....thanks for takin' the time to leave your Dino-thoughts and thus honor our Dino....