Thursday, November 17, 2016

On This Day In Dino-history: November 17, 1951




Hey pallies, likes today is one of the happiest of happy days...indeed, if not the happiest day in all of Dino-history 'cause 65 years ago this very day, on November 17, 1951, our most beloved Dino's most beloved boypallie, Dino Martin Jr. was born to proud daddy-o Dino and mother Jeanne.   Likes thinks of the powerfully pure pride our potently  powerful Dino had in namin' his first child by Jeanne after himself. Likes thinks of the  hopes, the dreams our great man had for his little boypallie by givin' his new son his gloriously great name!




And, indeed our Dino's boypallie namesake certainly did live up to the takin' of his amazin' Daddy-o's tag...becomin' a hugely successful entertainer himself while just in his teens as part of the swingin' pop trio Dino, Desi, and Billy.



Dino Jr. went on to acclaim as a tennis pro and football player, and found fame and fortune as an actor on both the small and big screens. And our Dino's golden boy also was gloriously  golden when it came to bein' a pilot of jet airplanes.



Likes Dino Jr. had only one real pressin' problemo...he was so marvelously multi-talented likes his famous father, that he just couldn't decide which of his many interests to put the major accent of his life on.



One thin' for sure pallies, Dino Jr. was definitely  heir apparent to the Dino-throne. And, of course all of that came to a crashin' end when Dino Jr. tragically crashed his National Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet in California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm on March 21, 1987.


Today we celebrate this happiest of happy days in our Dino's life as we reverently remember and hugely honor Dino Jr. on the 65th anniversary of his entry into family Martin. But, in the midst of our celebratin' we can't help but be so so sad as well as we know that the end of the Dino Jr. story turned out to break our lovin' Dino's lovin' heart as he never ever got over the death of his beloved namesake. Dino-honorin', DMP

5 comments:

Eds Epistle said...

Happy Birthday my good man, rest in peace....

Sandra Canzone said...

I had a school-girl crush on Dino, Jr when he was in his trio band along with Desi, Jr. and Bill Hinsche. I was lucky being an L.A. local and having a 16 year-old sister who drove me to Ciro's and watch the group perform live. That was a real heartthrob highlight to my then 11-year-old tween stage. That was 1965 and Dino was only 14, so it was an age-appropriate crush. I was heartbroken to learn of his untimely death at the age of 36. I only came to learn of the passings of Mom Jeanne and brother Ricci. Papa Dean has eternally reunited with so many loved ones, I only hope that will bring comfort to the family still here. I hope Dino Jr.'s young son Alex will channel the amazing legacy he was born into and thrive in a way that brings him a long happy future. I still have the original "I'm a Fool" and Papa Dean's Pretty Baby vinyls and played them in tribute. My condolences to the family left behind. I hope they continue to take pride in their legendary family and our comforted knowing they genuinely good-hearted souls. My sincere heartfelt sympathy, Sandra Canzone

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Ed very long time no hear from. How's your little Dino-holics doin' dude?

dino martin peters said...

Miss Canzone, thanks for dropping by and sharing such touching and tender thoughts with the ilovedinomartin readership. Hopes we hear more from you soon.

Eds Epistle said...

Doin' good pallie! Life is a happenin' thing, my little ones are getting big, Dino Season is right around the corner! Lovin the blog!