Thursday, August 09, 2012

Dean Martin's Style BBC 4

Hey pallies, likes here a great Dino-vi-trib from our pallies at the BBC 4 that likes I have been meanin' to post for a very long long time now. The accent of this clip is to celebrate our most beloved Dino's most amazin' style. You'll see stills as well as both live and recorded performances of our King of Cool, with very insightful commentary from a number of our great man's pallies, both past and present. These folks include the likes of Dylan Jones, Deana Martin, Greg Garrison, Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble, Huey Morgan, Angie Dickinson, and George Jacobs.

This is a very well done small screen British homage to our Dino and very very well worth your viewin' efforts. I simply loves hearin' how very very much our Dino is loved by all those who knew him. Enjoys some great Dino-viewin', and likes of course, as ever, keeps lovin' our Dino! Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

Dean Martin (7th June 1917 - 25th December 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film actor and comedian. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio to Italian immigrant parents. He was one of the best known musical artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Martin's hit singles included "Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "Mambo Italiano", "Sway", "Volare" and "Ain't That A Kick In The Head?". One of the leaders of the "Rat Pack", he was a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage/night clubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television. Nicknamed the "King of Cool", Dean Martin became a pop culture icon for his music, his trademark charm and his drinking, although his glass while on stage contained apple juice. He was much respected wherever he went, and became a sort of unofficial ambassador of the Italian-American community.


Always On Watch said...

One reason that our Dino could do a one-time-run-through, then pull off a performance: his infallible auditory memory. Some people have a photographic memory. Our Dino had an "audio-graphic" memory. His brain operated as a recording device, and he was able to turn what he had heard into his own with his own style added.

Great video! I've seen it before, of course. But it is well watching over and over again.

Good times, huh?

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes what a keen Dino-insight that you have shared...our most beloved Dino is so so special in so so many ways! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!