Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Martin -- highball and cigarette always firmly in hand -- embodied the glorious excess of a world long gone, a world without rules or consequences.

Hey pallies, likes welcome back for day numbero 16 of our yearly month long celebration of the anniversary of our Dino's descent to earth...The Day That Coolness Came To Earth....June 7, 1917.
The wonderful words of the day this very Dino-day are MARVELOUSLY MASSIVE! 'cause we are perfectly pleased to once 'gain takes all youse Dino-philes to that all thin's music blog, "ALBUMISM," where their swank staff have shared their deeply delightful Dino-salute to our birthday boy.

We sez MARVELOUSLY MASSIVE  'cause this perfect post is a mighty mix of powerfully potent prose (likes the quintessential quotation" that we have coolly chosen to tag this here Dino-gram), a lovin' link to a fuller Dino-bio, a lovin' link to Dino's Discography, Ten Top Tracks for our Dino-listenin' pleasure, and a quartet of classical Dino-vids for our Dino viewin' and listenin' pleasure well.
Add to that a perfect pix of our most most beloved Dino and youse have the hugest of huge homage to our main man!

ilovedinomartin sweetly salutes the Albumism's sweet salute to our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Remembering Dean Martin Today, Born 103 Years Ago on June 7, 1917
June 7, 2020 Albumism Staff

Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Dean Martin’s musical legacy and revisit audio & video highlights from his career below!

Born: June 7, 1917
Died: December 25, 1995

Biography: Enjoying great success in music, film, television, and the stage, Dean Martin was less an entertainer than an icon, the eternal essence of cool. A member of the legendary Rat Pack, he lived and died the high life of booze, broads and bright lights, always projecting a sense of utter detachment and serenity; along with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the other chosen few who breathed the same rarefied air, Martin -- highball and cigarette always firmly in hand -- embodied the glorious excess of a world long gone, a world without rules or consequences. Throughout it all, he remained just outside the radar of understanding, the most distant star in the firmament; as his biographer Nick Tosches once noted, Martin was what the Italians called a menefreghista -- "one who simply does not give a f***."

Dino Paul Crocetti was born on June 7, 1917 in Steubenville, Ohio; the son of an immigrant barber, he spoke only Italian until the age of five, and at school was the target of much ridicule for his broken English. He ultimately quit school at the age of 16, going to work in the steel mills; as a boxer named Kid Crochet, he also fought a handful of amateur bouts, and later delivered bootleg liquor. After landing a job as a croupier in a local speakeasy, he made his first connections with the underworld, bringing him into contact with club owners all over the Midwest; initially rechristening himself Dean Martini, he had a nose job and set out to become a crooner, modeling himself after his acknowledged idol, Bing Crosby. Hired by bandleader Sammy Watkins, he dropped the second "i" from his stage name and eventually enjoyed minor success on the New York club circuit, winning over audiences with his loose, mellow vocal style. [Read Mr. Martin’s full bio via  AllMusic]

Explore His Discography Here




Danny G. said...

Dino truly was of a world long gone. What a GREAT homage to our pal. Gotta fess up, pals...I gets chills every time I read a quickie bio of Dino, like that one. Never was & never will be 'nother Dean Friggin' Martin!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o...truly truly coolly crafted Dino-bio's of any length always give we dem "chills" as well man! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin our one, our only DINO!