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What Was Dean Martin’s Birth Name?


Today, November 1, is the anniversary of the date (in 1940) when Dean changed his name from Dino Crocetti to Dean Martin. How will you celebrate?

In 1954, Dean Martin Recorded “Georgia On My Mind”


On this day in 1954, on October 7, Dean Martin was in the recording studio at Capitol Records’ facilities on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles tracking the song “Georgia On My Mind.” The session went from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. Finished before dinner!

“That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)” Was Recorded On This Day In 1949

On this day in 1949, August 12, Dean was recording the song “That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)” at Capitol Records in L.A. Some of you may remember the song from the 1989 film Great Balls Of Fire performed by Jerry Lee Lewis. Other great versions include those by Ray Charles and by Frankie Laine. Listen to Dean’s uptempo version here:

Over 60 Years Ago, Dean Martin Was Recording His Album “A Winter Romance”


On this day in 1959, on August 4, Dean Martin was recording songs for his album “A Winter Romance.” The recording session included songs such as “June in January,” “It Won’t Cool Off,” “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” and the title track, “A Winter Romance.” The session went from 7:30PM to 11PM at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles.