Monday, October 22, 2018

Northern Ireland's young 'Dean Martin' defers university to chase singing dream with MAC show


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Hey pallies, likes faithful followers of our humble little ilovedinomartin waterin' hole will be familiar with the name of Mr. Daire O'Hagan, that delightful Deanager from Northern Ireland who first publicly proclaimed his Dino-adulation by postin' a facebook vid of his version of our Dino's classic croon from "Rio Bravo,"  "My Rifle, My Pony and Me," in celebration of our Dino's centennial birthday back on June 7, 2017.  Youse can read that first ilovedinomartin post on Daire HERE.   For more Dino-grams on Daire risin' Dino-star simply put the tag Daire O'Hagan into the ilovedinomartin search engine and you will find many more as well.

Likes mucho has happened for Mr. Hagan since he first posted his deeply delightful Dino-tribute with pallies from all over the known world standin' in absolute awe of his terrific talent and his absolute awe of our most beloved Dino.  Today we are thrilled to return with more noteworthy news on Daire from the pages of  the internet pad of "Belfast Live."  Scribed by Miss Shauna Carr (pictured on thee left), who btw was the reporter who first broke news on Daire's talent and awe of our Dino, which is the link above.   Miss Corr's most recent Daire focused words is tagged "Northern Ireland's young 'Dean Martin' defers university to chase singing dream with MAC show" and is shared below.

As you will read, Daire is postponin' his start of university, takin' a year to pursue his Dino-dream of makin' it big in show business.  Likes to that end, Daire will begin a tour on November 3 with a gig at Belfast's Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC).  We are so so excited for our Dino-diggin' Deanager and ilovedinomartin wishes Mr. Daire O'Hagan the very Dino-best as he pursues his Dino-dream.  Youse can find Daire's facebook page HERE, which has among other thin's a number of his Dino-croons.

We here at ilovedinomartin thanks Miss Shauna Corr and all the pallies at "Belfast Live" for spreadin' this wonderful news on Daire, and, of course., we thanks Deanager Daire for his devotion to our Dino and helpin' others of today's youth to be deeply drawn to our Dino as well.   To checks this awesome article out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Northern Ireland's young 'Dean Martin' defers university to chase singing dream with MAC show

Daire O'Hagan's incredible talent will be on show in Belfast soon

ByShauna Corr

21:23, 20 OCT 2018

Daire has taken a year out to pursue his dream

You might remember him as the teenager with a voice like Dean Martin and a truly old soul...

Well Daire O'Hagan is back and this time he has a show at Belfast's MAC.

The 18-year-old said he dreams of a life belting out Rat Pack hits so badly he has deferred his place at university to go for it.

He told Belfast Live: "I am lucky to have a lot of support.

Watch: Northern Ireland's young 'Dean Martin' is taking requests for the 12 days of Christmas

"I didn't really know what I wanted to do and put this and that down for university. I was going to do construction and then I changed to finance.

"But my mum said 'If you're putting on a show - take a year out and do it'."

Daire said he thinks his mother was worried he would spend the year complaining he had so much to, so he took the leap, with his mum right right behind him.

"Hopefully it will go well," he added.

"It's been a really big learning curve for me talking to theatres. The singing is much easier than doing the organising."

Daire has gathered followers all over the world with his amazing Rat Pack renditions on social media.

But he said the dream for him is to trot the globe with his very own big band.

"Michael Buble is doing what I want to do," he added.

"If I could have his band I would I would be happy."

This 17-year-old's singing voice and youthful looks do not match up
For now though, he has his sights set on selling out the MAC in November.

Although nervous about the event and all it means, he said: "I will give it a go and hopefully after that I will take it on the road."

Daire is performing a line up of big band classics with the backing of a seven piece he met through Portadown Schools Band.

"Getting the tickets sold is the most nerve wracking part," he added.

If you would like to see the talented young crooner take on Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra classics, you can get  tickets for the November 3 event here .

He will be supported on the night by "above and beyond voice" Brendan Quinn, Irish showband singer Sandy Kelly and country talent Niamh Lynn.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "It Just Happened That Way"

Welcome back mi amici! 

Just sittin' here...soakin' in this BEA U TI FUL & sunny Fall mornin'. 

Chilly...but beautiful, just the same.

 Youse learn to appreciate these simple thins' in life, as youse get older, I guess, pals.

 Comes with age I suppose.  

Also comes with some aches & loss & an ulcer! 
Hey...that's life, mi amici. 

Tomorrow could bring some GREAT news...or maybe a little "not so great".  

Somethin' that youse didn't see comin' can open your eyes, pals.

Now, it just so happens that I gots us a GREAT GREAT Serenade to help me get the Dino-message across.

 "It Just Happened That Way" teaches us to roll with the punches, pallies. 

Youse NEVER know what's 'round the next corner.

 It's all 'bout growin', pallies.
 Good & bad. 
That's the game.

 Except your situation & learn from it. 

Dean ALWAYS rolled with the punches & usually came out on top!

 Life may deal youse a losin' hand every now & then, ol pals o' mine.
 But guess what???!!!
 If youse can embrace it...if youse can find SOME little piece of silver linin' 'round that cold & cloudy day...YOUSE WILL BE DINO-FIED!!! 

Problems could just be blessins' in disguise!
Well...that may be pushin' it a little bit...but...that's the Dino in me!

 Watch out for life's surprises, pals. 

Don't let em' get youse down. 

Stay Dino-empowered & face life's little tricks & treats, eye to Dino-eye!


Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Groovy, Turned On, Transformed Dino: Dean Martin & Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Hey, Good Lookin' 9/24/70

Hey pallies, likes we here at ilovedinomartin have recently spent a goodly number of days sharin' the lovin' relationship that freely formed 'tween our most beloved Dino and Miss Gail Renshaw after that transformational   evenin' encounter our Dino had with Miss Renshaw when they met to have a publicity pose snapped in our Dino's playground 'Vegas baby 'Vegas on the evenin' of October 13, 1969.   Likes obviously our Dino was swankly smitten with Miss Gail 'pon meetin' her and the  amazin' amore 'tween our Dino and Miss Renshaw beautifully blossomed likes over night.  As we have stated before, we were really hopin' that the relationship woulda been long term as the potent poses of our Dino and Miss Gail show our Dino to be a very happy man with his new lady friend by his side.

Even though thin's didn't work out between our Dino and Miss Renshaw in the long run, we would offer that our Dino's life, times, and teachin's were abundantly absolutely altered by our Dino sayin' goodbye to wife numero duo Miss Jeanne and hello to 21 year old Miss USA, Miss Gail Renshaw.
As we have shared before and as noted in a recent post shared HERE, our Dino's professional persona of supremely stunnin' swinger was absolutely, awesomely adopted as his personal persona as well.

Likes, instead of bein' home for supper every night, our Dino was now out clubbin', makin' the scene at such hipster  haunts as the The Candy Store Discotheque.  Our great great man more and more often wore the mod fashions of the '70's.  And, though our Dino's hair never got as long as his boypallies Dino Jr. and Ricci, he, like Dino Jr., changed his hair color and grew it longer on the sides.  These cooler then cool changes can be best viewed by watchin' clips of the Dino-show 'specially from 1970 on.

Recently, we once 'gain came 'cross an excellent example of our most beloved Dino's transformation while gazin' at a youtube vid clip from an episode of the Dean Martin Variety Show that first aired on September 24, 1970.  In this cool classy clip our Dino is hangin' with guests Kenny Rogers & the First Edition.  When Rogers invited our Dino to sing with him and his group, Dino sez, "I'd loved to, but I don't know if I can keep up with you, you know the generation gap there."  Kenny sez they can bridge that generation gap, and Dino makes funny sayin' that his way woulda be to "Burn all the twin beds."  Rogers suggests that they simply "let it all  hang out," to which our Dino replies "gravy" when of course he means groovy.  Makin' funny 'gain, our Dino sezs "what ever turns you in," when, of course he means whatever turns you on.

Then the Dino-magic begins as they together sing "Hey Good Lookin'."  There's our Dino lookin' totally totally "groovy"....totally totally  "turned on" with his ever present Kent Cigarette in hand,  his mod mod fashions...bright blue sports coat, opened neck bright red shirt, and checkered, black and white pants, longish hair and usin' his whole body supremely swingin' to the bouncy beat.  To our way of Dino-thinkin' this is a perfecto example of our Dino at the potently primo pinnacle of bein' the supremely swinger that he had always personified in his stage act.

As always, we woulda be deeply delighted to gets patter from all youse other totally sold-out-to-Dino pallies to gets your Dino-thoughts on the transformed Dino!

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin & Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Hey, Good Lookin'

Friday, October 19, 2018

Incredibly Intoxicatin' Images Of Our Dino And Miss Gail Makin' The Scene

 Hey pallies, likes as we wondrously wind down our mighty multi-day swank series of powerful posts awesomely accentin' our swinger Dino and his newest amore circa Fall 1969, Miss Gail Renshaw for a second year, we have super supremely scoured the ol' 'web for a few more incredibly  intoxicatin' images of ou most beloved Dino makin' the scene with his most beloved Miss Gail.  (We gives keen kudos to our pallie Danny-o who first used the adjective "intoxicatin" in patter here at ilovedinomartin....a deeply descriptive, wonderfully wise word that supremely suits our most beloved Dino that we will be certain to use often here at our humble little Dino-conclave.)

Likes below are a trio of coolest of cool candids of our Dino and Miss Renshaw that we came 'cross that we share for your Dino-viewin' pleasure.  The second and third appear to have been snapped together as our Dino and Gail's threads are the same in both.  We loves seein' our Dino so so happy with the new found love of his life and each and every time we visibly view our Dino makin' the scene with Miss Gail it, as we have stated previously brings such Dino-happiness to our Dino-hearts.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Vintage photo of Dean Martin with girlfriend Gail Renshaw.

Vintage Photo Of Dean Martin With His Girlfriend.

Vintage Photo Of Dean Martin With Girlfriend Gail Renshaw.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Incredibly Intriguin' Images Of Our Dino and Miss Gail Renshaw

Dean Martin and Gail Renshaw - 29th Annual Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur Golf Championship - Pebble Beach Golf Links - Pebble Beach CA - Jan. 22, 1970

Hey pallies, likes today we continue our  accentin' of the awesomely amorous relationship that our Dino deeply deeply  developed with Miss Gail Renshaw 'pon meetin' the evenin' of October 13, 1969 in our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas.  Likes this Dino-day we are pleasantly proudly pleased to share a goodly number of cooler then cool candid images of our main man and his new amore swankly snapped  at the 29th Annual Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur Golf Championship on January 22, 1970 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.

We deeply digs that Miss Renshaw made the swingin' scene at Pebble Beach, lovin'ly watchin' her lovin'  Dino play that game that he was perfectly passionate 'bout.  Likes what coulda be better then havin' the new found love of your life (Renshaw) watch you compete in playin' your long time love (golf).  Above is an image that always always brings such Dino-happiness to our hearts as we catch a groovy glimpse of our swingin' Dino and Miss Gail havin' such a special special time with each other.

A golf tournament is almost always a very public affair, so we are completely certain that those in attendance watched attentively as our Dino and Miss Gail made their deep delight in bein' together crystal clear.  We woulda bet that simply tons and tons of pixs were shot of our Dino and Miss Renshaw's time at Pebble Beach and we are most pleased to share a number of 'em with all youse Dino-holics by simply clickin' HERE to go the "gettyimage" web pad and see the awesomely assembled swingin' shots of our Dino and Miss Gail.  These particularly powerful poses all come from photographer Ron Galella's fantastic files.

Seein' our Dino so hugely  hugely happy with Miss Renshaw makes us so deeply deeply yearn that the lovin' relationship woulda worked out, as they truly truly seem marvelously made for each other....but, likes of course, we will never ever know.  We knows it's simply 'nother Dino-mystery.

btw, pallies....check out our Dino's awesome attire in the color photos....likes, not only did our Dino likes puttin' the accent on youth when it came to his newest amore, he also swankly sported the mod mod attire of the youth of his day as well....checks out those blue patterned pants he's wearin'!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Soon her chaperone was Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes as we continue our revelatory reflections on the incredibly important date in Dino-history, October 13, 1969....the day that our most beloved Dino was introduced to then Miss World-USA, Miss Gail Renshaw while entertainin' in his playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas, an evenin' that totally totally  transformed our Dino's life and times we once 'gain shares with all youse Dino-holics a profoundly powerful piece of Dino-devotion, we first shared on July 9, 2014, which was an ultra ubber update on Miss Renshaw that we first potently published   HERE.  We are perfectly proundly pleased to be able to share it 'gain, for those who may have missed it when first posted and to refresh all our Dino-philes memories of the role that Miss Renshaw played in the amazin' affairs of our Dino's heart.   Below is a reprint of what first appeared here on July 9 in the year of our Dino 2014.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

 Soon her chaperone was Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes stop the presses dudes!  Likes we gots us some extra-Dino-special-devotion to shares with all youse Dino-philes this very Dino-day!  We gotta 'fess up that for a long long time now we have been hopin' to find out more details 'bout our most beloved Dino's amores particularly with youthful Miss Gail Renshaw and Miss Andre Boyer.

Likes yesterday we were thrilled to find a google Dino-'lert featurin' an article from the on-line presence of the Falls-Church News Press (Virginia)  'bout what happened to Miss Renshaw includin' some insightful details 'bout her relationship with our Dino. "Whatever became of Arlington’s most famous beauty queen?" is scribed by Mr. Charlie Clark for his column "Our Man in Arlington."

Mr. Clark's interview of Miss Renshaw answers a number of previously unanswered questions about her time with our Dino and we have included that portion of his column that focuses on their relationship.  As usual, to read the whole column, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

ilovedinomartin thanks Mr. Clark for puttin' in the effort to track Miss Renshaw down and puttin' words to print that gives all us Dino-holics a better understandin' of this time in our great man's great life.  Now, we'll be waitin' for someone to track down Miss Andre Boyer to hear her Dino-story.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

Caption: Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 12-- Martin and Miss USA -- Gail Renshaw, right, winner of the Miss USA title in the Miss World contest, crowns Dean Martin backstage at his show in mid-October. Martin was invited to serve as judge of the Miss World contest in London in November.

At the time Miss Renshaw was en route to London to compete to be Miss World (she won first runner-up). But there would soon be the small matter of her engagement to world-famous crooner Dean Martin, a married man 30 years her senior. It seemed a tale worth running down for an update.........

After an early marriage and divorce, she was 22 when she hit the national pageants and traveled to Las Vegas. (A promoter named Sidney Sussman told the Star he “discovered” her on a Potomac River cruise, but Renshaw told me he was just a nice friend trying to capitalize on her fame.)

Martin, then 53, was easing off the peak of his rat-pack popularity but still hosting his own TV show and selling millions of middle-brow records. He was also separating from Jeanne Biegger, the second of what would be three wives.

“I really wanted to meet his daughter Gail, herself a good singer,” Renshaw told me. Having seen Martin’s live show and chatted at a photo session, she went for a drink at Dino’s Den bar in Vegas’s Riviera Hotel. It wasn’t long before Martin asked her on a date. “Well, I have a chaperone,” Renshaw told him, but Martin’s daughter said she could fix that. Soon her chaperone was Dean Martin, and the next night his daughter was conveniently unavailable.

The two fell fast, and Martin’s daughter encouraged Renshaw – “You’d make my dad very happy.” The singer “was always considerate about his wife and family, who gave me a wonderful reception,” recalls Renshaw. “Men loved him, and women loved him.”

But after a few days of anguished phone calls, Renshaw told Martin face to face that she couldn’t go through with the marriage. “The age difference was a hindrance, and I felt bad missing my parents,” Renshaw said, noting that her father back in Arlington wouldn’t fly on airplanes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Singer Dean Martin portrays a swinger in his television and nightclub acts—and it appears his private life is beginning to live up to that image.

 Hey pallies, likes last Dino-year was the first time that ilovedinomartin made note of the hugely historic Dino-date of  October 13, 1969....the evenin' that our most beloved Dino met and fell immediately head-over-heels for Miss Gail Renshaw and we followed up that "On This Day In Dino-story Dino-gram with a series of other Dino-prose accentin' the very very close relationship that fastly developed between our Dino and Miss Gail.

Likes today we share an absolutely awesome article below that was supremely scribed by the Palm Springs newspaper, The Desert Sun" on December 13, 1969 and shared with us by the web pad tagged "California Digital Newspaper Collection" that offers huge historical information from decades past.

The newspaper report is tagged "Dean Martin Plans To Marry Another," and beautifully begins with similar sentiments that we here at ilovedinomartin have shared often before..." Singer Dean Martin portrays a swinger in his television and nightclub acts—and it appears his private life is beginning to live up to that image."   Likes as we have stated that 'specially after our Dino's encounter with Miss Renshaw, his professional and personal personas became more and more coolly congruent.

We won't take more of your time so that you can swankly soak in each and every Dino-detail shared in this incredibly informative prose.  We does want to say our thank you very much to the pallies at "California Digital Newspaper Collection" for bein' such a remarkable repository of noteworthy news.   To check this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin and daughter Gail

Desert Sun, Number 112, 13 December 1969 — Dean Martin Plans To Marry Another [ARTICLE]

Dean Martin Plans To Marry Another

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)Singer Dean Martin portrays a swinger in his television and nightclub acts—and it appears his private life is beginning to live up to that image. It was learned Friday that Martin intends to marry a 22 | year - old, blonde, blue - eye'd beauty queen, Gail Renshaw', who recently was named Miss World-USA. The Arlington, Va., girl, 3C years Martin’s junior, will be his second beauty queen wife. Martin's present wife, Jeanne Biegger Martin, was queen of the Orange Bowl Parade in Miami in 1949. Martin, a celebrity guest in the parade, walked alongside her float and asked her for a date. A whirlwind romance followed and the couple w ; as married that September. A tearful Mrs. Martin an- ; nounced the end of that marriage last Wednesday when she told newsmen that she was seeking a divorce because Martin told her he was in love with another woman. “I will comply w'ith his wdshes,” she said, “proceedings will begin immediately. “My deepest concern at the present is for our children.” The couple has three children: Doan Jr., 18; Ricci, 16; and Gina, 12. In addition, they raised four other children by Martin’s first marriage. Martin, who is hosting the 14th anniversary celebration of the Riviera Hotel here, spent the day Friday revamping his act, which contained such references to his wife as “keep those cards and letters coming to Jeanne and me.” Friday night Martin’s daughter by a previous marriage, Gail, opened the private “Dean Martin Night” show in the Riviera Lounge, Only she and Martin appeared before a crowd of some 800 to 900 “high rollers from cast of the Mississippi” who were admitted by invitation only. Martin has been in this gambling capital for the past several days, hosting the hotel’s five-day anniversary party, which began Wednesday. Film editors at NBC in Burbank, Calif., w'here Martin’s shows are taped, were editing out references to Mrs. Martin on 29 of Martin's shows which 1 already have been taped.

Monday, October 15, 2018


Hey pallies, likes we're back 'gain as we begin yet 'nother week of diggin' Dino together with all youse Dino-holics by drawin'  our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave's awesome accent on the 1988 "Together Again" Concert Tour to a close with yet one more pertinent post.  Likes, if any of youse Dino-holics are likes we, we're guessin' that youse  are deeply desirin', if possible, likes to get your Dino-diggin' hands on a copy of a DVD of these hugely historic marvelous memorable moments to add to your Dino-treasure.

Well, likes, as we were continuin' to sweetly search the length and breath of the 'net for such Dino-delight we happened 'pon the pertinent pad, "FILM COLLECTORS SOCIETY OF AMERICA" while is offerin' a DVD of this coolest of cool concert for a mere $18.00.  Likes as far as we can tell, the price includes shippin', makin' it an even better purchase price.   We couldn't find which of the 4 concerts that our Dino did with Mr. Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. is the one of the DVD, but there is the ability to email the society to get that and other questions answers.

Likes, we are gonna be puttin' this on our Dino-wish list and hopes to gets our Dino-devoted hands on this Dino-dvd in the near future.  We can't literally goes back to the days when Dino walked the earth and had such fantastic fun with his pallies of pallies Frank and Sammy, but this DVD can takes us back to 1988 where we can totally totally thrill to these mighty marvelous moments in the life, times and teachin's of our Dino.  To checks this out in it's original source and to place you order, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


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Product Description

In 1987, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. reunited to announce they would be performing together again, reviving their Rat Pack glory days of the 60′s. But instead of taking the stage in a Las Vegas showroom as in times gone by, they would tour the U.S. in large concert halls. And at their press conference, Frank made it clear that the words Rat Pack would not be in the title, expressing his dislike for the term when a reporter brought it up. The tour would be called Together Again.

Frank felt it would be good for Sammy, who had been experiencing financial difficulties, and good for Dean, whose emotional state had suffered since the loss of his son in a plane crash earlier in the year. As the tour started, there was some friction between Frank and Dean, and Dean’s health was declining, so it was not totally surprising when Dean dropped out of the tour after only four performances.




Sunday, October 14, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "A Real Live Girl"

Good evenin', boys & ghouls! 

Velcome to this veek's SPOOKY Sunday Serenade with Dino! 
Ahhhhh Hahahaha!!!! 

Did I sound creepy, pals? 

Did youse feel that evil laugh? 

Did youse catch the Count Dracula accent?! Hahaha!!!

 Just tryin' to set the stage here, pallies. 

After all, mi amici..Halloween is gettin' EERILY close & the vibe is in the air now!

Vampires, Werewolves & all the creatures of the night are gettin' ready to get down at the closest Monstery Bash!

Now, my little Dino-diggin' grave diggers...speakin' of thins' that go bump in the night...I was thinkin' 'bout how great our main man would've playin' the creepy Count himself! 

Yes, pals! 

He's definitely gots the right look for it. 

Tall, Dark & Devilishly handsome. 

Definitely gots the suave coolness for it. 

And  AB SO LUTE LY would have NO problemo pickin' up vampy-type chicks for his vampy-type brides! 

So...let's picture this. 
Count Dino is layin' 'round his castle.
Wantin' for some company of the female kind. 

Yea, sure...he's got his un-dead ladies of the night. 
But their so lame these days.
 "Mezza morta"..."Half dead", 

What our Cool Cool Count is cravin' some action! 

Some hot blood pumpin' through some feisty chicalinas veins!

 Thinks it's 'bout time our pal gets himself  "A Real Live Girl"!

 Lovin' this Serenade , my friends!

 It even has that eerie "old school vinyl sound" to it. 

So sit back, pals. 

We're gettin' close to Tricks n' Treats.