Hey pallies, likes today we make a third trip back to our totally totally sold-out-to-Dino pallie, Mr. Robert Williams, and his blog "Roof Top Reviews," where he continues to share more and more of his deepest of deep devotion to our Dino. Although Williams' post is tagged "The Beatles - Feburary 1964," don't let it fool ya pallies, this prose is first, last, and always 'bout our most beloved Dino!
This time 'round Robert speaks more and more boldly 'bout his Dino-adulation sayin'
"I have been on a Dean Martin binge for a few weeks now."
"That, in itself, is not unusual, as I am a huge Dean Martin fan."
"His voice is like a single malt whiskey; pure and aged in oak, and then aged again, making it extra mellow."
In his post, Williams mentions how our amazin' Dino busted the Beatles off the charts in '64 with "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," and now on this 48th anniversary of the Beatles landin' in America, Williams proclaims proudly, "my Dino binge eclipsed the anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America."
While Williams has included a couple of Beatles vid clips in his post, ilovedinomartin will be sharin' our Dino singin' his chart-toppin' tune, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime"....a fabulous clip from the Dino-show.
It is so so cool as we find ourselves in the midst of Dino-amore-month to have our newly found Dino-holic pallie, Mr. Robert Williams, bingin' on our Dino. Truly no greatest high that a natural high on our most beloved Dino! Thanks to Mr. Robert Williams for showin' more love to and for our Dino and sharin' it so so openly withi his readership. To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram. Dino-only, DMP
The Beatles - February 1964
On February 7, 1964, the Beatles were heading over the Atlantic, towards America, on Pan Am Flight 101. With them were their manager, Brian Epstein; roadies/friends Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall; also the infamous Phil Spector and his wife Ronnie, and The Ronettes. They were accompanied by a few journalists. None of them had any idea of what was awaiting for them upon their arrival.
Surprisingly, they had only received word the previous week that they had the Number 1 Record on America's Billboard chart for several weeks already. This lack of knowledge, on their part, was one of the main reasons that Brian Epstein had signed The Beatles for 4 shows, contracted at Union Scale, on the Ed Sullivan Show. In between they would be making a limited amount of stops in America, "testing the waters", as it were. And those waters were boiling!
I only mention this because history has a way of repeating itself. I have been on a Dean Martin binge for a few weeks now. That, in itself, is not unusual, as I am a huge Dean Martin fan. His voice is like a single malt whiskey; pure and aged in oak, and then aged again, making it extra mellow. It's the timing that is surprising.
Just as he did in 1964, Dean Martin has done it again. At the height of Beatlemania, in 1964, he upstaged them with the number one hit "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime", which became his iconic, signature song, even replacing "That's Amore" in popularity, as well as sales. And now, 48 years later, my Dino binge eclipsed the anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America.
But, "give the devil its due", the Beatles were a lasting influence on an entire generation, and so it would be wrong to fail to mention them this week. It was 48 years ago when these guys stormed America. I still remember watching them, sitting in the living room, on the Ed Sullivan Show. Those were still the days of one TV households, and we all watched the show together. My parents and brother said they were a fad, with long hair and collarless, or "cardigan", jackets. Except for me, and millions of other kids; we felt the magic; so enjoy the above video of the Beatles doing "I Saw Here Standing There", and "Long Tall Sally", from Swedish TV in October of 1963, several months before they came to America. The energy is fantastic.
And here is one of the Beatles doing "Revolution" in the studio "live" in 1968 for the David Frost Show in England. It was later re-broadcast here on the Smothers Brothers Show in September of that year, along with "Hey Jude." Not bad, for a "fad."