Likes a self-tagged column for the "Watford Observer" is swankly scribed by Mr. Paul Welsh, and Mr. Welsh's most recent column for 15 July. "The Paul Welsh column: Star Wars and the long hot summer of 1976" includes a relatively brief mention of how Paul was hugely honoured to find himself in the immediate presence of our most beloved Dino sometime in the 1980s in Hollywood. Since Welch reverently refers to the plane crash that took the life of our Dino's beloved namesake boypallie Dino Jr., we are assumin; that Paul and our Dino met after that event.
We are always marvelously moved to read yet 'nother pallie who got to meet and greet our King of Cool, and we completely cling to each and every wonderful word that Welsh shares of this totally thrillin' opportunity to be with our Dino. How awesomely amazin' to have heard our Dino proudly professin' that "he was certainly a drinker" but not during his stage shows or on his television programme. Truth be told pallies, we are always enormously envious of pallies like Paul who have had the primo pleasure of makin' the scene with our only and only Dino!
We thanks Mr. Paul Welsh for sharin' his thrillin' time in the potent presence of our Dino and to the pallies at the "Watford Observer" for sharin' this Dino-tale with the wider Dino-world. To read Welsh's prose in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
The Paul Welsh column: Star Wars and the long hot summer of 1976
I had the pleasure to meet Dean Martin in Hollywood in the 1980s when he was retired and not very well. I don't think he ever got over the death of his son in a plane crash. Meeting Dean was an honour for me as I love his songs. Dean told me he was certainly a drinker but never drank in his stage shows or in his successful television shows. As he logically pointed out, the producers would never have tolerated it. He used to rehearse at home and then pretend to be unprepared while often sipping non-alcoholic drinks on stage or in front of the camera. In showbiz an image can be important but often does not represent the real person.