Hey pallies, likes as a little followup post to sharin' earlier today 'bout risin' star on the musical scene, Miss Francesca Capetta, hugely homagin' our one and only Dino with a July 12 concert at Carnegie Hall in celebration of our Dino's birthday centennial, we felt led to share blog post that helped us research our Dino's own appearance at the Hall in January of 1961.
Likes from the blog "The Rat Pack Blog" comes their May 31, 2010 post, "a classic rat pack photo" that gives all the facts and figures of how our most beloved Dino and his most beloved Rat Pack pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. appeared with other entertainers at Carnegie Hall
for a benefit performance in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is an incredibly informative post that gives delightful details 'bout the how and why of the event and we are thrilled to add to our and your Dino-knowledge with it. We had seen the "classic rat pack photo" tons and tons of times before, but we don't ever remember knowin' the swank story behind it..or that there was yet 'nother version of the powerful pose shared at the end of the post.
We thanks the pallies at "The Rat Pack Blog" for this extraordinary entry helpin' us grow even deeper in our Dino-devotion. To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
a classic rat pack photo
It’s one of the most widely seen images of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., and it’s been reproduced as an art poster and even embellished by artists with colors and additional imagery.
Here’s the where, when and why of the photograph. It was January 27th, 1961, and Frank, Sammy and Dean were at Carnegie Hall in New York for a benefit performance in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sammy was instrumental in getting the Rat Pack involved in the event, which poet Maya Angelou helped organize. In this famous photo, the Rat Pack members are seen backstage at the historic concert setting. Today, in addition to seeing the original, you’ll sometimes see this photo re-created by Rat Pack Impersonators to promote a Rat Pack Tribute Show.
Also entertaining at that Carnegie Hall fundraiser were Tony Bennett and comedians Nipsey Russell and Jan Murray. In fact, there’s another version of the photo that’s rarely seen, which shows Jan Murray actually seated next to Dean.