Sunday, March 31, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "April Showers"

Welcome back, pals...Youse look stunnin'!
Youse will see the Dino-humor in that later.

Well, my's the last day of March already.

The days are movin' quick.

But not to worry, mi amici...I gots the AB SO LUTE LY PER FEC TO Dino-jam to roll us into April!

 It's a vid I simply LOVES to share with youse every year & is STILL one of my ALL TIME FAVES!

 It's THE...quintessential Springtime croon & is just simply SO SO fittin' for drizzly ol' early April.

This comin' GREAT GREAT month is SO full of promise pallies!

Thins' is happenin' that we cants' even see yet!

 Flowers are gettin' ready to pop up...the birds are secretly buildin' their nests...even the Sun is hangin' 'round a wee bit longer, everyday!!!

 So So cool to me, pallies & I definately could not thinks of a MORE Dino-inspirin'  Serenade to set the stage!

Dean is at his totally FUNNIEST when jokin' with his main pal, Mr. Ken Lane (this is where the "Stunnin" part comes in) & at his completely SMOOTHEST while croonin' this  BEA U TI FUL Springy tune!

"April Showers" will get you in such a happy mood pals...this I can guarantee!

Forget the rain!
Forget the clouds!
Forget the snowy little flurries!

It's SPRING, pallies!!!

Youse simply can't helps but smile while watchin' Dean weave his magic spell.

Just a wink of his eye or a quick glimpse of that ever present wiseguy smirk...& he got youse!

Your hooked in his magic & left beggin' for more.

OK, my friends...sit back & REALLY soak this one in.

 It's Dino at his BEST!

So just keep on lookin' for that Blue bird...& listenin' for his song...wheneva these April showers come along!


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Dean Martin made that torture go so much faster.

DEAN MARTIN - It's A Marshmallow World

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Hey pallies, likes we are always absolutely abundantly awed by the vibrant variety of remarkable remembrances of deep delight in our Dino shared by a beautiful bevy of sweet scribers  who reflect on their childhood memories of our most beloved Dino bein' beloved by members of their family.   Likes today we are proudly pleased to share 'nother touchin' tale of Dino-devotion by Miss Barbara Briggs Ward,  a professional author of  "a trilogy of heartwarming Christmas stories," includin' the one that tags her blog, "The Reindeer Keeper."

In her perfect post, "A Favorite Old Record Album," Miss Briggs Ward sweetly speaks of her mother's deep delight in our Dino's wintery coolest of cool croon, "A Marshmallow World," and how her mother "played that song not only in December but all through the winter months"  Likes as youse will also read below, Barbara that as she helped her mother clean the house on Saturday mornin' that as Briggs Ward proclaims and we have titled this Dino-gram: " Dean Martin made that torture go so much faster."

We never ever tire of sharin' such remarkable remembrances and thanks Miss Barbara Briggs Ward to
sharin' her mother's deepest Dino-delight with her readership.  Thanks for the marvelous memory ma'am!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, of course, we simply must take the opportunity to share the youtube clip our our most fav of fav version of our Dino croonin' "A Marshmallow World" from a Bob Hope Christmas Special.

btw pallies, we ain't hopin' to stir up any snowflakes in the sky, but likes Miss Briggs Ward's mother,
whatever the Dinos-season we never ever tire of hearin' and watchin' our awesomely amazin' Dino croon 'bout marshmallows!

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

A Favorite Old Record Album

As the snow keeps falling in this month of March I am reminded of my mother and a 33rpm vinyl record album she played over and over again on a record player which was part of a fancy console complete with a radio featuring both AM & FM channels as well as a space to store albums.

She bought the massive console as a gift for the family or so she said when it was delivered days before Christmas one year when I was in Junior High School. Thinking back, I believe the main purpose of that console was for my mother to play a particular song from one of her favorite Dean Martin Christmas albums. The song was titled-“A Marshmallow World.” She played that song not only in December but all through the winter months. Each of us in that household knew every word, every pause in that song. We’d automatically sing along without even realizing it. My mother was a fanatic Saturday morning clean-the-house-thoroughly kind of person which meant I had to pitch in. Dean Martin made that torture go so much faster.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Also On This Date In Dino-history: March 29, 1973

Hey pallies, likes  the month of March was a the month for our most beloved Dino to officially break the ties with two of his wives.   As reported a few days 'go, it was on March 23, 1949 that our Dino legally finished his marriage with wife numero uno, Elizabeth Anne McDonald.  And, today is the anniversary of his legal partin' of the ways with wife numero duo.  It was on  March 29 in 1973 that our great man officially ended his marriage to Jeanne Biegger.

Dino has originally sought the divorce from Jeanne after he met, while playin' in 'Vegas baby 'Vegas, 21 year old Miss Gail Renshaw. Our most beloved Dino was stunnin'ly 'n swankly smitten by Renshaw, then servin' as Miss USA.

After 'bout six months that amore cooled, and at the point that our Dino's divorce was finalized, Miss Catherine Mae Hawn, a 24 year old beauty parlor receptionist was waitin' in the wings.  Dino met Miss Hawn while makin' the scene clubbin' at that swankest of swank spot, The Candy Store Discotheque.   Our Dino was engaged to Miss Hawn, who would become the third  Mrs. Dean Martin less then a month after our Dino's divorce was finalized from Jeanne.

Likes we truly does find it so interestin' that on the same day of the month of March, but 20 years apart our Dino's richly romantically crooned "Return To Me" in 1953 and then in 1973 legally made it clear that  he was not returnin' to Jeanne.   Likes it is always, always so great to remind ourselves of all these important dates in the life and times of our most most beloved Dino!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

March 29, 1973  Divorce with Jeanne Biegger is final

On This Date In Dino-history: March 29, 1953

Hey pallies, likes today  is likes 'nother very important day in Dino-history for more then one reason. This first Dino-post reminds us that on this 29th day of March in the year of our Dino 1953 one of our most beloved Dino's most beloved   musical hits, "Return To Me" was released. This is one of those amazin' Dino-classics that features our  Dino croonin' in both English and truly Dino-romantico....

Below via the magic of youtube is a tribute to our Dino featurin' "Return To Me."   Likes we can never ever gets 'nough of our great man...and so yearns for our Dino to return to us.....oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth. Enjoys rememberin' this detail of Dino-historial significance and enjoys the Dino-vid...

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

btw stay tuned for 'nother piece of Dino-history that took place on March 29 as well....

March 29, 1953 "Return to Me," one of Dean's biggest selling records, is released.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dean Martin's dreams

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Hey pallies, one of the totally totally thrillin' parts of seekin' 'n searchin' out Dino-devotion all over the ol' world wide web is the marvelous marvelous many and very very varied wonderful wonderful ways that our most most beloved Dino gets hugely homaged each and every Dino-day, of each and every Dino-month, of each and every Dino-year.  Likes as we so so often sez, we just never ever know when, where, and how our King of Cool will turn up next on the 'net.

Likes today we takes youse to the swank scriber site tagged "The Obsequious Pen" part of a larger pad tagged, "THIRTY-THIRD WHEEL" created and edited  by Miss A. Dawn Pica, who is also the wonderful writer of the powerful poem below that accents our one and only Dino.  To learn more 'bout Miss Pica, simply clicks the link  HERE.

The particular poem is titled "Recline."   We gotta 'fess up that more often then not we don't understand, likes 'specially modern poetry, when we read it.  But, likes even if we ain't quite sure how our Dino fits into what appears to us as random words and phrases, we still coolly celebrate that yet in 'nother ubber unique way our Dino is bein' lovin'ly lifted up and chosen for reverent remembrance.

So, we sez our thank you very much to poetress A Dawn Pica for includin' our most beloved Dino in her poetic prowess!.  Likes one knows that each and every delightful Dino-mention will keeps the Dino-light glowin' 'n growin' ever ever Dino-brighter. To checks this  out in it's original source and to read more of Miss Pica's poetry,  likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Poetry by A. Dawn is featured for this week’s “The Obsequious Pen.” A. Dawn has been writing poetry since she was eleven-years-old, typing on her teal blue plastic typewriter.  She is inspired by the seemingly mundane in life. Consequently, she feels poetry is a vehicle for condensing all of the random information in her brain into something solid, humorous, and sometimes beautiful.

I’m a poet of words
Lacking sympathy
For the empathy
Making face for lemon twist
Gin martinis without
The olive skins
He abandoned his Italian roots
For La Dolce Vita.
I’m a broad,
But not a lady,
I’m too blunt for
Avanti cigars cut clogged
Fumes spit
Hint of lipstick
Pressed idle on
Repeat play
Jukebox 45s,
I’ve heard their wayward
Beach Boy
1,000 times before and
They are always wrong.

I’m an artist of vision
Cheap huffing glue wisdom,
Abstract concepts
Clear through packaging tape
And happy trees
Are father’s legacy
Long lived
Dean Martin’s dreams
I’ve never full
Filled flask
Coal speaking dialects,
Broken baseball player
I’ve never understood
Why Chick’s Diner coffee
Without sugar
Is not coffee at all?
Without all of that Dollar store
Make up
I am nothing, but
Cleaning house.
Solitaire is my favorite past time.
Please, hand me the remote.
And stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Las Vegas Country Club Dean Martin Statue

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Hey pallies, likes as promised, we are back with a second potent post on that hugely homagin' happenin' that occurred in our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas.  Likes from the awesome annals of the online presence of the "LAS VEGAS SUN" comes some pertinent prose and positively powerful pixs of the unveilin' of the new Dino-statue at the renewed La Vegas Country Club.

Likes the prose is  to the point and basically shares what we have shared before, but the fabulous feature of this report is a beautiful batch of perfect pictures of the unveilin' of this honorin' of our one, our only Dino.  Below we share a trio of the total of ten snapped shots,  We loves that there is a powerful pix of the Dino-statue as well as a incredible image of the most Dino-honorin' plaque that rests below our Dino's feet.  We loves that the plaque contains that most oftened quoted Dino-ism, "If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt" as well as our Dino's history of playin' this cool course.

We thanks the pallies at the "LAS VAGAS SUN" for this fabulous feature, likes 'specially the Dino-statue images.  To view this in it's original source and to gets a great gander at the rest of the pixs, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Las Vegas Country Club Dean Martin Statue

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, and her husband Oscar B. Goodman, the former mayor and current Chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Host Committee, were on hand as Samick Music Corporation and Las Vegas Country Club dignitaries unveil a statue of Rat Pack superstar and former club member Dean Martin along with other club upgrades on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

..... and the unveiling of a Dean Martin statue.

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Hey pallies, likes there's more 'citin' Dino-news from our Dino's playground 'Vegas baby 'Vegas.  In the month February in the year of our Dino 2019, the month that ilovedinomartin has lovin'ly tagged Dino-amore, a new, swankest of swank statue of our most beloved Dino was unveiled at a golf course in Las Vegas with news of it reported at the 'net home pad of "LAS VEGAS NEWS-JOURNAL.

Scribed by Mr. Brian Hurlburt, this hugely heart warmin' Dino-tribute was recorded in the article below tagged "New Las Vegas Country Club owners embrace history, look to future."  Likes as youse will read below the club has been under new ownership since 2017 and recently " re-introduced the private club during a media event that included " the unveiling of a Dean Martin statue.  Seems that our Dino  "played the course regularly in the early days" and these wise owners have seen fit to hugely homage our King of Cool with this tremendous tribute of a life sized statue of our most beloved Dino with golf club in hand.

Likes youse can read on the pertinent patter below, and on the morrow we will share 'nother Dino-gram that features less patter, but more images of our great great man includin' one that shares the wondrous words of Dino-adulation that appears on the plaque below the stunnin' statue of our Dino.
Words simply can not describe our delight in yet 'nother exuberant example of lastin' love for our one, our only Dino.  We salute the new owners of the Las Vegas Country Club for this huge honorin' of our main man Dino, and we thank Mr. Brian Hurlburt and all the pallies at the "LAS VEGAS NEWS-JOURNAL for sweetly spreadin' the news.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

New Las Vegas Country Club owners embrace history, look to future

On hand (l to r) for the unveiling of a Dean Martin statue at the private Las Vegas Country Club were former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, current Mayor Carolyn Goodman, club president Baik Lee, ...

On hand (l to r) for the unveiling of a Dean Martin statue at the private Las Vegas Country Club were former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, current Mayor Carolyn Goodman, club president Baik Lee, ...On hand (l to r) for the unveiling of a Dean Martin statue at the private Las Vegas Country Club were former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, current Mayor Carolyn Goodman, club president Baik Lee, head professional/interim GM Jason Edmiston and KLUC 98.5 FM radio host Chet Buchanan. (LVCC/Ana Photography Studios)

Brian Hurlburt

February 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm

The Las Vegas Country Club was founded in 1967 by former Boston Celtics owner Marvin Kratter.

In 1970, a group of members led by Irwin Molasky, Moe Dalitz, Allard Roen and Merv Adelson bought the club and it remained member-owned until Dec. 30, 2017, when it was purchased by South Korea’s Samick Music Corporation, led by chairman J.S. Kim, a regular club guest for decades. Samick is a premier piano and guitar manufacturer.

Last Monday, the new owners re-introduced the private club during a media event that featured current Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and former mayor Oscar Goodman, who previously were members. The festivities included the “mayors” receiving an honorary membership and the unveiling of a Dean Martin statue. The Rat Pack star played the course regularly in the early days.

Martin was invited to play by the mercurial Arthur Nightingale, the club’s first head professional, and routinely was part of a six some that included Las Vegas notables Tony Frabbiele, Bo Wininger, Don Cherry, Myron Friedman and Minny Cardillo.

“We believe the history of the Las Vegas Country Club is an asset,” club president and former Samick CEO Baik Lee said. “We had two goals when we purchased the club. One was to preserve and embrace the club’s history and the other was to modernize the facility and operations.”

The new owners have invested substantially in the club, and in a day and age when Las Vegas historic buildings and golf courses are imploded regularly, the course, indoor tennis pavilion and architecturally-unique clubhouse will remain.

A strict deed protects the golf course from development and many areas of the clubhouse were renovated including the locker rooms, kitchen and other behind-the-scenes and public areas.

LPGA teaching pro honored

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Alexander was given the Ladies Professional Golf Association Teaching and Club Professional President’s Award during a ceremony held during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January. Alexander is a site director for the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program and an instructor at Las Vegas Golf Club.

“To be honored is incredible,” Alexander said. “I was truly surprised. I love being an LPGA TCP member. We have so many talented members who continually inspire me.”

Monday, March 25, 2019

That is the kind of talent Dino had.

Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we deeply digs bein' able to return over 'over 'gain to a beautifully brilliant blog who continue to lovin'ly lift up our most most beloved Dino.  Likes today after 'bout three years, we are pleasantly pleased to return to one of the most ubberly unique tagged blogs that we have ever featured here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave.  Tagged "DONKEY-SHOW - A Bargain Vinyl Music / Audio Blog, it is hosted by  Houstoner Mr. James Frame, who proudly pontificatin' on his work writes...."This blog is a Don Quixote inspired documentation of one man’s journey thru consumerism on a fixed income.   Or…I buy cheap records and after reading music blogs for ten years, decided to do my own."

Three times in month of April, in the year of our Dino 2016, we sweetly shared a trio of delightfully Dino-centric posts from Mr. Frame, who you can peruse by clickin' HERE.  A few 'go Mr. Frame contacted us via email to let us know that he has recently put up 'nother  coolly creative post on our Dino's al-b-um  "Dean “Tex” Martin- Country Style."   Likes we were marvelously moved that James would remember our efforts on sharin' his wonderful work to personally let us know of more of his deep Dino-devotion.

And, likes not only that, but "Frame" as he refers to himself let us know that he has given our little Dino-waterin' hole a swank shout out as part of the post as youse will note below...."On a side note, I got in contact with a fellow blogger on the last Dean Martin record I posted (which due to high prices and general unavailability of cheap Martin records was a long time ago). Therefore, I am finally returning the favor with a shout out to the I Love Dino Martin blog. If you are a fan of Martin, you should check this blog out.

We surely want all youse Dino-philes to greatly glory in "Frame's" wise words yourselves, but we wanta accent just a few of this incredible insights....

"There are artists who transcend genres and Dino is certainly one such singer."

" He (Dino) does not bend to these songs. Instead, these songs mold around him. That is the kind of talent Dino had."

We sez our total total thank you very much! to Mr. James Frame for once 'gain honorin' our Dino and
encouragin' his remarkable readership to checks out our Dino-space.  We will look forward to spreadin' your awesome amore of our Dino each and every time you feature our great great man at your great great blog!  To checks this out in it's original source and to listen to the Dino-croon "Singing The Blues," which we were not able to copy to this post, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean “Tex” Martin- Country Style

We have been doing country music for half of March and this week, we have been featuring country records from non-country artists. In this is an artist that I could not pass up. I paid $5 for this. On a side note, I got in contact with a fellow blogger on the last Dean Martin record I posted (which due to high prices and general unavailability of cheap Martin records was a long time ago). Therefore, I am finally returning the favor with a shout out to the I Love Dino Martin blog. If you are a fan of Martin, you should check this blog out.

Turner Classic Movies some time ago featured Dino as the Star of The Month and featured quite a few of his movies, including his first big dramatic break post Jerry Lewis, The Young Lions as well as all the Matt Helm movies, none of which I had seen before. There was some takeaway that I learned that I was supposed to relay in this post, but alas, it has faded with time and I can not remember the important factoid that would have blown your mind. Perhaps I should start writing this stuff down as I learn it.

There are artists who transcend genres and Dino is certainly one such singer. This record in particular, released by Reprise in 1963 with arrangements by Don Costa, tears thru 12 country standards including works by Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash. It is a good little record. I liked a lot of the songs but in general, this album is all Dino. If it was not for the title, you forget that this is supposedly a country record. He does not bend to these songs. Instead, these songs mold around him. That is the kind of talent Dino had.

I had half of this record down for sample consideration and was leaning towards one of the songs which have become staples of this blog such as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” or “Walk The Line”. However, I settled on “Singing the Blues” because I felt this song in particular really fit into Dino’s swinging style.

Satisfactory record.

Singing The Blues

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Tik A Tee Tik A Tay"


Welcome back, mi amici & welcome to our NUMERO UNO Sunday Serenade with our beloved Dino, Spring 2019!!!

We's made it, pallies...WE'S MADE IT!!!

It & Dean just seem to fit SO SO nicely together.

Don't youse ‘gree, pals?
Yea, I knew youse would.

It's kinda likes a hand in a glove...likes a foot in a fine Italian loafer...likes a green green olive in a dry dry martini!

 Man o' man, mi amici... I thinks we need to kick this swingin' season off with a COOL COOL & BOUNCY little jam!

 A tune that will REALLY shake off those wintery webs & gets us in a "sunshinin' state of mind"!

Let's get a wee bit silly for this special Serenade, pallies!

We'll start with a jumpin' drum beat...add some maniacal backup singin'... mix in a touch of Dean's sweet sweet Italian type croonin'...shake it all up...real good...& pour us a TALL, COOL, REFRESHIN' glass of "Tik A Tee Tik A Tay"!!!

 Now THAT'S a concoction to get ANYONE flyin'!

 I'm buzzin' just thinkin' 'bout it!

OK, my Dino-diggin' Spring chickens...I'm ready!
Are youse?!

 So as my pops, Big John G, would say..."Shake it...Don't break it"!

 I'm pourin' up shots of Dino, today!

 Drink em' up, my friends!


Saturday, March 23, 2019

On This Date In Dino-history: March 23, 1949

Hey pallies, likes today is 'nother memorable day in the life and times of our most beloved Dino. It was on this date, March 23, in the year of our Dino 1949 that our Dino's divorce to his first wife Elizabeth Anne McDonald was finalized.

The marriage had produced four prodigy for our Dino...Stephen Craig (born June 29, 1942), Claudia Dean ( born March 16, 1944), Barbara Gail (born April 11, 1945) and Deana (Dina) (born August 19, 1948).

Likes waitin' in the wings was beauty queen Miss Jeanne Biegger, who tied the knot with our Dino just a few short months later.   Likes it likes  always always so so great to grow in our knowledge of all these Dino-details.

 Keeps lovin' and learnin' 'bout our most beloved  Dino!

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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March 23, 1949 Betty and Dean's divorce is final

Friday, March 22, 2019

Our Dino's Footprint Ceremony At Grauman's Coolly Captured For All Dino-posterity

Hey pallies, likes long time 'go now, as we were passionly  perusin' Dino-vids over at youtube, we felt lovin'ly led to this coolest of cool clip filmed at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on that day back in the year of our Dino 1964 when our most beloved Dino placed his hand prints and footprints in cement on March 21.

Likes we've totally totally thrilled to be placin' this vibrant vid here at ilovedinomartin 'round the date of this hugely historic day in the life and times of our Dino.  We are so absolutely awed to see our one and only Dino do this deeply  delightful deed of incredible importance and see his deeply delightfully devoted family at his side to coolly celebrate the day with him.

And, we are most  majestically moved to hear the commentator on the vid state, "Martin, incidentally, has also been cited by the Los Angeles City Council for artistic integrity, talent, and moral concern in the motion picture industry.  We finds this incredibly intriguin' seein' how months' later on December 22, 1964 that "Kiss Me Stupid," our Dino's most controversial big screen epic, would premier in New York City.

Likes we thanks a pallie who tags themself "Donazify" for makin' this veritable vintage fantastic footage available for all Dino-philes to reverently revel in.  In perusin' Donazify's other vid uploads we see a number that we will be delighted to supremely share on the pages of ilovedinomartin in the Dino-future.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin Footprint ceremony at Grauman's

March 21, 1964.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Also On This Date In Dino-history: March 21, 1964

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Hey pallies, likes on a much much more happy note, it was also on this day, March 21, in the year of our Dino 1964, that  our most beloved Dino  graciously consented to have his handsome  hand prints  and fabulous footprints coolly cemented at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Likes truly truly we are never ever in better beau-ti-ful  hands then when we place ourselves in our Dino's. When we finally gets to take our Dino-pilgrimage west, we most certainly will wanna be able to place our hands where Dino placed his and place our feet where Dino placed his and feel most moved by the marvelous magic of bein' where our Dino has been.

ilovedinomartin likes  thanks Mr. Bob Dearborn  at his  blog, "The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac" for remindin' the universe this very Dino-day of this remarkable event in the life and times of our most beloved Dino.  To checks this out in it's original site, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We are totally totally thrilled to be able to share the incredible image at the top of this post showin'  our Dino and fam Martin on this awesomely amazin' occasion.  Seein' how hugely happy our Dino is surrounded by his boy and girl pallies and wife Jeanne brings the greatest of joy to our Dino-hearts.  And to see the most lovin' look of pride on Dino Jr's face on his Dino daddy-o bein' coolly celebrated in this way is certainly bittersweet knowin' the fate that awaited in exactly 23 years later.

We Remain

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

March 21, 1964…Dean Martin left his handprints in wet cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

On This Date In Dino-history: March 21, 1987

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Hey pallies, likes  it was 32  solemnly sad years 'go on this day,  March 21 in the year of our Dino 1987, that our most beloved  Dino's  most beloved boypallie, Captain Dino Jr., while pilotin' a Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet for the California Air National Guard, crashed the plane in California's San Bernardino Mountains durin' a snowstorm. Dino Jr. and his Weapons System Officer, Mr.  Ramon Ortiz, were both killed in the crash.  Truly it is the saddest and most somber day in the life of our  Dino.

Likes his incredible Daddy-o, Dino Jr. was a remarkable renaissance man of extraordinary talents.....singer, actor, tennis pro, pilot. Dino Jr. was destined to become heir apparent to the throne of our King of Cool, but likes that was so so tragically cut short by the crash of the jet on that darkest of dark days in the life of our Dino.

The demise of Dino Jr. began the demise of our Dino himself. Our great man simply lost the will to live without his prodigy by his side. Truth be told, probably the only man that our Dino looked up to was his beloved namesake Dino Jr.

Below is a picture of Dino Jr.'s gravesite and a bit of information on Dino Jr. and the location of the grave. We thanks the pad Seeing Stars for this picture and information.  Also included below is a brief footage  of the memorial service for Dino Jr. and

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Grave of Dean Martin Jr.

Dino, the son of Dean Martin, part of the 60's pop band "Dino, Desi, and Billy." An Air Force Captain, he was killed when his plane crashed into a mountain; buried at the huge military National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. His grace is against the south fence bordering Wilshire Blvd, in Section 419, grave P-28.

"...or should we... or do you... want to come with me and my dad to pay respects to Dean Martin at his graveside?"

Hey pallies, likes once 'gain, as promised we are back this Dino-day with a Dino-centric post from the awesome actual homepad internet space of Mr. Robbie Williams that we located via his fansite at "Robbie Williams Place."  Likes recently when we arrived at Robbie's home space, we, of course, put the name of our beloved Dino into the provided search box and we located the post beloved dated 22 April 07.

Likes what we discover was a quire by Robbie to some unknown pallie  'bout whether they oughta play Fifa 07 on the Xbox or whether the pallie wanted to make pilgrimage with Robbie and his daddy-o to "pay respects to Dean Martin at his graveside?"  Gotta 'fess up that we didn't have a clue what Fifa 07 is, so we googled it and discovered that it is the "2006 edition of EA Sports' series of football simulator video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts." (Thanks to the pallies at WIKI for that info.)

We don't know what. if any response that Robbie got to his question, but we do that that back in '07, while Robbie and his daddy-o were in Cali that they did indeed pay their reverent respect to our most beloved Dino by visitin' his restin' place at Westwood Village Cemetery, CA.  We remembered sharin' a Dino-gram on this when it was shared on the internet in May of '07 and that post can be viewed
HERE.  Unfortunately the original link that we shared to the Brit news pad, "The Sun" no longer contains all the Dino-details.

At the time we first learned of Robbie's deepest Dino-desire to visit our Dino's grave site, we were deeply touched by it and only wishes that we had copied the original Sun article that I believe shared Robbie's reverent reflections on his profound pilgrimage.  Likes, we have done a bit of current net searchin', but have not been able to locate any details of that May 2007 visit.  We are includin' an image of Dino's grave marker as well as Robbie's original post, which can also be accessed by clickin' on the tag of this particular Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

22 APR 07
"Step into the light, take a pew...

Now, I'm about to ask a question that will hopefully go on a fifteen minute call and response... Should we play Fifa... right, shall we play Fifa 07 on the Xbox, or should we... or do you... want to come with me and my dad to pay respects to Dean Martin at his graveside?"

Robert Williams

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Robbie Williams and Dean Martin Duet

Hey pallies, likes this very Dino-day, as promised, we visit with the Robbie Williams fan blog, "Robbie Williams Place,"
where we found that incredible images of our Dino and Robbie that we shared in our last Dino-gram to all youse Dino-philes.  This post was created on June 11th in the year of our Dino 2011.....interestin'ly 'nough two days  after "The Day That Coolness Came To Earth"....our way here at ilovedinomartin of celebratin' our Dino's entry onto our planet on June 6, 1917.

Likes this Dino-entry included a vid clip of the Dino/Robbie duet of "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" which is now missin' in the original post, but that we have restored with 'nother youtube clip; the image of Dino-al-b-um "Forever Cool"; and that wonderful tribute vid that was included on a special edition of this Dino-disc.

We knows that both vids were sweetly shared yester-Dino-day, but likes they are worth repeatin',  and we loves sharin' 'nother blog sharin' Mr. Robbie Williams' delightfully deep devotion to our awesomely amazin' Dino!  And, likes makin' the pilgrimage to "Robbie Williams Place" and led us to the link to Robbie's personal internet pad, where we will feature a  Dino-devotional post when we touch base with all youse Dino-holics next here at our humble little ilovedinomartin Dino-waterin' hole.

Hats off to Robbie's fantastic fans at "Robbie Williams Place" and their honorin' of Robbie's awesome appreciato for our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Robbie & Dean Martin
Robbie Williams and Dean Martin Duet

Making of all-star collaborative album "Forever cool" as tribute to Dean Martin. Of course Robbie Williams is in on the project with `Please don´t talk about me when I´m gone´:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

Hey pallies, likes there is 'citin' Dino-news this very Dino-day  from our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas 'bout the premier performances of Dino-devoted  Brit entertainer Mr. Robbie Williams in his first ever 'Vegas performances at the Winn.  From CBS Channel 8's come the potent prose "I-Team: English entertainer hopes Wynn residency will be permanent fixture on the Strip."

This perfect prose and vibrant vid combo tells us the swank story of Robbie's comin' to Las Vegas and in Robbie's own wondrous words his Dino-hearted desire that  "I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

What this amazin' article does not tell youse  is that Robbie has incredibly idolized our most beloved Dino for a long, long time.  Dino-holics gathered 'round ilovedinomartin may remember that back in the year of our Dino 2007,  Robbie was one of the supreme singers that has the great gift of duetin' with our one and only Dino on the Dino-al-b-um tagged "Forever Cool."  That coolest of croon, "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" is featured at the end of this Dino-gram.

In addition, likes just before that Dino-Robbie croon is the coolest of cool clip of the special vid that was created to be sold with a special edition of "Forever Cool."  Several of the singers who sang along with our Dino on this awesome al-b-um each speak of their deepest of deep devotion to our King of Cool, includin' four stunnin' statements by Robbie of his awesome admiration and deepest desire "to be like Dean Martin."  We were marvelously moved when we first heard Robbie's touchin' and tender Dino-thoughts and we share 'em with you here:

"He looked fearless, absolutely fearless.  There is that undeniable force that you can't put a name on."

"There' something about Dean, for me, that might sound silly, but it is almost meditative."

"I just want to be like him in real life.  Off stage I want to be like Dean Martin.  He's funny, handsome, charming. I've got it nailed."

"It is, it is very scary.   Because Dean Martin, I love him, and I want to deal him justice.  And, I'd like to think, you know, that he would be proud of me."

Likes we stand absolutely in awe of Robbie's personal testimony of his absolute adulation of our great great man, and we woulda loves to attend one of his performances if one to hear him speak of his amazin' affection for our one, our only Dino.

By the way pallies, the incredible image of Robbie and our Dino comes from a Robbie William's fan blog  tagged "Robbie William's Place" which our next Dino-gram to youse will originate.  We thank the pallies at
CBS Channel 8's, and in particular Mr. George Knapp and Mr. Matt Adams who put together the post shared below.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

I-Team: English entertainer hopes Wynn residency will be permanent fixture on the Strip

George Knapp
Matt Adams

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 / 07:32 PM PDT / Updated: Mar 15, 2019 / 08:08 PM PDT
LAS VEGAS - Robbie Williams, the newest star on the Las Vegas Strip, is a household name all over the world -- well, except here the in the United States.  But he's hoping to change that with his new residency at the Wynn.

While Williams is still relatively unknown to American audiences, he's know to fill stadiums on four other continents.  And as the I-Team's George Knapp found out, he hopes to become a permanent Las Vegas Fixture.

Williams' performance Friday night will be his fifth performance at the Wynn, but he is already setting records and generating waves because his first residency sold out in just 30 minutes!  And when more dates were added, those sold out as well.

So who is Robbie Williams?

"I wanted to do rock and roll. I wanted to be the Who, the Rolling Stones, you know, but I'm more the Bob Hope," Williams said as he laughed.

But few who have seen Robbie Williams' new show at the Wynn will confuse him with Bob Hope because the production feels so big. There's a nine-piece band, dancers, backup singers, dazzling effects, and from all of that comes a big sound.

The singer says he is spending more on the show than what he's being paid, primarily because he wants to make a lasting impression on his American audiences.

"This is a calling card," Williams proclaimed. "I'm making no money in Vegas. It's just me going 'check this out. This is what I can do. Would you like me to come back?"

Well, the answer is a clear yes for the promoters and hotel.  At an introductory news conference, local executives said the residency sold out in minutes, the fastest they've ever seen.

But, Williams is no stranger to such records. One of his tours sold 1.6 million tickets in just 30 minutes.

For his fans, the Wynn showroom is a unique chance to see the artist up close and personal, which is a totally different feel from his usual audiences in the UK, Russia, Australia, and South America that usually packs enormous stadiums.

For Williams, the more intimate setting is a bit scary.

"You go and do a stadium, there's that many people, a sea of people, that they almost become not there," Williams said.  "In this place, 1,600 people, you can see every single eye, you can see every single smile and every single yawn, and it's really scary."

But there have been few if any yawns at Williams' first Las Vegas shows.

Overall, Williams has sold 77 million records.  American audiences may not recognize his biggest hits, but his show is also packed with classics songs made famous in the U.S. by the Rat Pack and cabaret artists like Sinatra and Dean Martin. A couple of men who are his inspiration.

Williams says songs from the iconic men have always been a part of his act.  According to Williams, Las Vegas is his Mecca, and those songs are in his DNA.

"I could be a totally different artist here," Williams said. "I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

Critics have been effusive in their reviews of the new show.

Williams and his show will once again return to the Wynn in June and July. There are also already discussions about a long term deal.

Monday, March 18, 2019

On This Day In Dino-history: March 18, 1960

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 Hey pallies, likes we are back with 'nother incredibly important delightful date in all of Dino-history.
From the new-to-ilovedinomartin  blog "Vintage Vinyl News Music," whose "focus is the honoring and chronicling of the biggest artists and records of the last 64 years, going back to 1955, the birth of rock and roll" comes the wonderful word that it was on this very date, March 18, in the year of our Dino 1960 that perhaps our Dino's more revered  role on the silver screen premiered....our Dino as the Dude in that classic of classic western "Rio Bravo."  Indeed, we have long believed that this is the fabulous flick that our Dino oughta been nominated and won the Oscar for Best Actor.

Well, likes  we  just can't let this date pass ilovedinomartin by and so, in spite of bein' AWOL from our humble little Dino-conclave recently for several months due to dire personal circumstances, we had to return this very Dino-day to coolly  celebrate our marvelously magnificent  man with some monumental moments from "Rio Bravo."  Below is a  youtube vid clip amazin'ly  accentin' our Dino's awesome actin' as the Dude 'long with a  vid clip of our Dino croonin' the title tune "Rio Bravo" and, of course,  one of our Dino and company singin' "My Rifle, My Pony, and Me."

Likes over the course of time, ilovedinomartin has shared many many revelin' reviews of "Rio Bravo, and if you woulda likes to checks 'em out, simply puts "Rio Bravo" in the search engine at the top of the blog page to do so.  We sez our thanks to  the pallies at "Vintage Vinyl News Music" for reverently remindin' us of this intensely important date in the life and times of our one and only Dino. To check the info out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We thank all youse  faithful Dino-philes who continue to hang out at our little Dino-waterin' hole, usually with hundreds of Dino-hits to this Dino-pad each and every Dino-day.  A special thank  youse very much! to our most devoted to Dino pallie Danny G. for keepin' the Dino-light glowin' Dino-bright with his weekly Sunday Serenade With Dino durin' our absence.  At this point we will be postin' Dino-grams as we are able.  May the Dino-force continue to be with us!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Rio Bravo (1959) - John Wayne - Dean Martin - You Ain't Good Enough

 Rio Bravo, song by and movie with Dean Martin

Rio Bravo - Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson & Walter Brennan (High Quality)

On This Day

1960 - Rio Bravo, the John Wayne film that also starred Ricky Nelson and Dean Martin, premeired in New York.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "So Long Baby"

Welcome back, my friends of Dean & I!

 OK, now...follow 'long.
This is sung to the tune of "So Long Baby" by Dean Martin.


 OK. Here we go!

 "So long... Winter...Youse better go now...So long...Winter...We's hads 'nough now!"

 Hey pals...that was pretty damn good!

Man o man...we's is croonin'!

Youse thinks Ol' Man Winter gets the bloody hint?! Hahaha!!!

Yea, mi amici...I is hopin' so.

We here in good ol' New England has been catchin' some cold & snowy treatment these last few months!
Hey...don't gets me wrong...we's can take it, pallies!

 But...seein' how this IS the LAST Sunday Serenade with Dino of Winter 2018-19...I am ready to say "See ya'!", to snow & "Hi ya'!", to some sunny Springtime days!

Well, my friends...It was a GREAT GREAT season!

We had lots of laughs & plenty of fun fun wintery times!

From Christmassy Dino-jams & Happy New Years 4 holiday commercials featurin' Dean's vocal contributions! Ahhhhhh...what COOL times we've had, pals. Not to mention 28 LOVE soaked & totally Romantico days of Dino-Amore Month.

Yes, pals...I loved every Dino-minute! we leave these GREAT times behind...let us 'member the fun...'member the laughs...& 'member ALL the blessins' our ONE & ONLY Dino has shared!

 Now...that bein' said...let's get ready for Spring!

Only 3 days to go!

 OK...OK...let's get back to the Dino-croonin'!


 "So long...Winter...Youse better go now.
 So long...Winter...We's hads 'nough now!"

Bring on the Spring!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Let Me Love You Tonight"

Well hey there, pallies!

What's shakin'?

 How's the your part of the world?

Thins' still a little cold & snowy here.
Not too too bad though, mi amici.
 There IS light at the end of the tunnel!

Supposed to start warmin' up...a little...this comin' week.
Tiny bit of Winter hittin' us right now, but...we got this pals!

 Don't forget...Spring is a state of mind!

 The 10 day countdown starts today!
Yes sir!

So, my Dino-lovin' friends...let's get some appropriate Dino-tunes flowin'!

 It's funny how thins' inspire the exact jam I choose each week.

 Just kinda hits me over the head!

Well, pals...this week was no different.

 It actually was inspired by a couple thins'.

 First is obviously Spring & LOVE itself...bein' in the air.
But what REALLY made this Serenade an obvious choice is a GREAT GREAT flick I watched this week.
 Twice actually.


 It's a story 'bout two people.
Completely in love!
Torn apart because of an awful lie.
 Never to reunite...but a TRUE love that never ended.

 So So sad, pallies.

DEF I NATE LY gotta watch...if youse already hasn't.

 Now, mi amici...don't get me wrong.

 I'm not into all the "sappy" love flicks out there.

 But...every now & then...a TRUE Love story does move me.
And inspires me.
Just like Dean's hits a nerve or makes me think.

 I'm not made of stone, pals!

Youse know what I'm getting at, my friends.
These bonds are special...& rare.

Anyways...checks out this movie.

 Now, in the mean time...with Dino-tunes...Spring...& TRUE love, in mind...checks out "Let Me Love You Tonight".

 It's SURE to move well.


Sunday, March 03, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Once Upon A Time, It Happened"

Good mornin', pals!

Welcome to March!

 Man o man...Winter is sailin' on by...& I couldn't be more excited to see it go!

 Now don't get me wrong, my friends.

I LOVES the whole December Christmassy vibe!

The chilly nights of January!

 Even the blizzardy days of February!

 But...dear pallies o' mine...come March...I'm LONGIN' for warm Spring poppin' up & birdies makin' their nests!

 DEF I NATE LY my FAVE time of year, mi amici.

Well...we is gettin' there.
Only 17 days to go!

 Now I know, it's not an instant change of weather...just 'cause the calendar says so.
 I live in Massachusetts. I knows the deal. IS a state of mind, pals!
 For me anyway.

Time for new beginins'.
Rebirth & All the BEA U TI FUL thins' it has to offer!

 Now just add a little...or a lot...of Dino, to that mix...& BOOM!
 It's Spring!

 It's truly a blessin', how Dean's tunes can create such an atmosphere.

 No matter what time of year...he seems to have a WONDERFUL jam that just sets the mood.

So, pallies o' I sit here typin' the middle of two snowstorms, hittin' us this weekend...I have peaceful thoughts in mind...& warm Springtime days in my soul. what Dino-croon to play?

Well, pals...just so happens that I was fortunate 'nough to hear from one of our BESTEST followers of this COOL COOL little blog...Ms. AOW!

 She was kind 'nough & cool 'nough to lay some AWESOME Dino-tunes on me...& one that I don't thinks I've heard before!

 Now this relaxin' little jam just got me SO SO mellow & at peace...that I was the PERFECTO Serenade for our first Sunday in March!

So, mi amici...without further a due...& a special "Thank you" to Ms. AOW...checks out, "Once Upon a Time, it Happened."