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:
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.
It’s International Day of Friendship today! Enjoy this photo gallery of Rat Pack images to celebrate. Here’s to friends! https://mol.im/a/8142717
Quick — can anyone under 30 years old name this format? Hint: It’s not a cassette tape!