To help promote Ricci's performance, Miss Jim Palmer, Leisure editor of the "News Shopper" has prepared the prose "10 things you may not have known about Dean Martin as his son prepares to perform in Dartford" to prepare locals for this huge homagin' of our most beloved Dino by Ricci James.
We are guessin' that probably we will be treated to a published interview with Ricci before the show date, but for now we gets to enjoy sharin' 10 Dino-facts. Likes as we peruse the list, we didn't find anythin' new to our Dino-knowledge or probably yours, but we did find at least a trio of little errors in the list and likes we are wonderin' who 'monst youse pallies will locate 'em and note them through a bit of patter to us here at ilovedinomartin?
While we found nothin' noteworthy from this post, as well as a few minor errors, we are still powerfully pleased to share it with youse and we sez our thanks to Mr. Jim Palmer and all the pallies at the "News Shopper" for keepin' the Dino-light glowin' ever Dino-bright through their promotional efforts of Ricci's comin' Dino-show in the fine city of Dartford. To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-epistle. Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP
10 things you may not have known about Dean Martin as his son prepares to perform in Dartford
Dean Martin's son Ricci will perform his hits in Dartford
Jim Palmer, Leisure editor
In a career spanning six decades, Rat Pack singer Dean Martin performed to millions of fans worldwide and was a star of the cinema, television, radio and stage.
He died on Christmas Day in 1995 but since 2003, his youngest son Ricci has been travelling the globe keeping his father’s legacy alive under the name Dean Martin Jnr.
Ricci performs his father’s classic hits in a show loaded with music, personal photos and humorous anecdotes.
Ahead of his performance at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre on April 20, here’s 10 things you may not know about Dean Martin…
Dean Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Ohio in 1917. His father Gaetano was an Italian barber.
Martin spoke only Italian until he started school aged five.
As a teenager, he fancied himself as an amateur boxer and had the name Kid Crochet.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis first performed together in Atlantic City in 1946 and it was such a disaster they nearly got sacked after the first show. They went on to make 17 films together over the following decade.
Martin has his own TV show – The Dean Martin Show – that ran for 264 episodes from 1965 to 1974. He famously only worked one day a week on the show and the cast had to rehearse with a stand-in.
He made more than 100 albums and recorded more than 600 songs.
He was married three times and had eight children, including Ricci, who was born in 1953 to second wife Jeanne Biegger.
In 1976, Martin sold his Bel Air mansion to Tom Jones for $500,000.
According to Imdb, Martin appeared as an actor in 67 movies including Robin and the 7 Hoods and Ocean’s 11.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford never referred to themselves at ‘The Rat Pack’. The preferred ‘The Clan’ or ‘The Summit’.