Tuesday, August 01, 2017


Hey pallies, welcome to a new month of amazin' adulation of our Dino, and likes this new month brings noteworthy news of a new tome on the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino that is bein' released this very Dino-day!  Likes faithful readers of ilovedinomartin will remember that on March 13 of this year of our Dino 2017 we shared the excitin' news that in honor of our Dino's centennial of descent to our planet, Mr. Elliot Thorpe, son of one of the deepest of deep devotees of our Dino, Mr. Bernard Thorpe,was posthumously publishin' his father's personal biography of our Dino latter this year.   You can read that original post with Elliot's personal patter to us  HERE.

Likes, well latter has come and today August 1, the pallies in the UK at Chinbeard Books are releasin' the beautiful book tagged "JUST DINO: A PERSONAL RECOLLECTION OF DEAN MARTIN.
Below is an image of the book's cover 'long with intriguin' info on it, as well as a brief youtube vid promotin' the new Dino-release.  We are extremely excited to get this new Dino-read in our hands as Bernard Thorpe dedicated decades of his life to headin' up "The Dean Martin Association," the only Dean Martin Fan Club officially endorsed by our most beloved Dino.

Usin' the ISBN number provided in the release, we have done a bit of searchin' to see if there is any place in the USA that will be sellin' the book, and so far we have not been able to locate the source. It appears that we and youse will probably  have to go directly to the Chinbeard Book pad that has a link in the news release from "The Dean Martin Association" shared below.

We are most pleased to be able to share the news of this remarkable release with all youse Dino-holics and shouts out our appreciato to Mr. Elliot Thorpe and Chinbeard Books for seein' this Dino-project to cool completion.  Likes to checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters



AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK 1 AUGUST 2017 - order now from www.chinbeardbooks.com

ISBN 9781909031

“I sang some songs, acted here and there, but no way would I call myself exceptional. I just hope I did my best for my audiences.” - a somewhat self-deprecating comment from Dean Martin on his own career. It was this laid-back approach to his work, however, that belied a dedicated and professional entertainer.

Bernard H Thorpe first got to know Dino in 1960 and what followed for the next thirty or so years was an unexpected working relationship between the two men. Bernard became instrumental in many of Dino’s album releases in the UK and a staunch promoter of the man’s career across the globe. This book is a respectful and unique look back at the career of a true, world-class entertainer and the story of how an unassuming family man from the British media industry became a life-long advocate and friend. Bernard sadly passed away in 2015 before his manuscript found a home but had given his son Elliot Thorpe his blessing to finish the work.

Featuring never-before-seen photos and letters of correspondence, as well as a comprehensive list of recordings and radio/film/television appearances, this is an   insightful look into the life of a reluctant but   legendary celebrity who scaled the heights of Hollywood and worldwide fame.

In Dino’s centenary year, Chinbeard Books is delighted to bring you  Just Dino – A Personal Recollection of Dean Martin.


Danny G. said...

Wow! Looks VERY cool! I gots all pumped up just from the promo vid! Haha!! Cants wait to grab!!! Thanks for the scoop, DMP!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, no probelmo man...hopin' that it will soon be available in the ol' USofA. Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our most beloved Dino!

Always On Watch said...

“I sang some songs, acted here and there, but no way would I call myself exceptional. I just hope I did my best for my audiences.”

I beg to differ! Our Dino was truly EXCEPTIONAL!

Very cool that he was so self-deprecating, though. Humility in a star is a wonderful thing.

Always On Watch said...

Danny G.,
That promo vid really is something, isn't it?

Unknown said...

So pleased you like the promo vid - and I do hope too that you like the book itself! You may be interested to know that Dino himself knew that the book was being written. He asked my father in March 1995 (when my dad asked his permission to write it) to save him a copy. I hope the final result so many years later will do the memories of both Dino and my father proud. Elliot

dino martin peters said...

Mr. Thorpe, we are sure your hopes will be realized. We have found your book listed at Amazon here in the USA, but not yet available to order. Do you have any details about when it might be released for sale in America? Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only Dino!

Always On Watch said...

You may be interested to know that Dino himself knew that the book was being written.

Wow! You have really piqued my interest even more!