People often ask if Dean Martin played any instruments. Well…here’s a #TuesdayTrivia answer for you — check out this amazing clip of Dean Martin playing the trombone along with a swingin’ band! (Jerry Lewis conducts, of course.)
From 1954, here’s a very rare recording from the groundbreaking ceremony for the Capitol Records Tower and Studios in Hollywood. There was a testimonial luncheon for Capitol Records’ co-founder and then president Glenn Wallichs, put on by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and The Los Angeles Ad Club, and a short roast by Dean Martin followed at the end. Listen here!
This month in 1958, Dean Martin scored a Billboard Top 20 hit with “Volare” – his version flew all the way to #15 on the charts! If you haven’t heard it in a while, listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejzDJkUXgdw
Today in 1951, on September 15, Dean Martin was recording the song “I Ran All The Way Home” at Capitol Records Melrose Studios in Los Angeles. The session started around 7:30PM and was finished by 10:30PM. The song was released as Capitol 1817, the flipside of the song “Solitaire.” Listen to “I Ran All The Way Home” here!