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Dean Martin

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Steubenville OH, United States (1943 – 1991)

Dino Paul Crocetti (born June 7, 1917 in Steubenville, Ohio; died December 25, 1995 in Beverly Hills, California), better known as Dean Martin and often referred to as the King of Cool, was an Italian American singer, actor, comedian and member of The Rat Pack who was signed to Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records. Despite the fact that Martin couldn’t read music, he recorded more than 100 albums over his career, racking up major hits such as That’s Amore, Volare and his signature tune Everybody Loves Somebody. He was also a successful film actor and won a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Who Was That Lady?.

Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio to Italian immigrant parents, Gaetano and Angela Crocetti (née Barra). His father was an immigrant from Abruzzo, Italy, and his mother was an Italian of part Neapolitan and part Sicilian ancestry. Martin was the younger of two sons. His brother was called Bill. Martin spoke only Italian until he started school at the age of five. He attended Grant Elementary School in Steubenville, Ohio and took up the drums as a hobby as a teenager. He was the target of much ridicule for his broken English and ultimately dropped out from Steubenville High School in the 10th grade because he thought that he was smarter than his teachers. He delivered bootleg liquor, served as a speakeasy croupier, wrote crafty anecdotes, was a blackjack dealer, worked in a steel mill and boxed as welterweight. He grew up a neighbor to Jimmy the Greek.

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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    для меня наравне с Синатрой - один из главных голосов своей эпохи

    8 Mar 12:41pm Reply
  • Altron2

    look at that chart! guarantee that in a week that the bar falls back to under 7000. Christmas music is so boring

    2 Jan 9:54am Reply
  • Cola460_49_20

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PanyaTanina

    Holly shit! The perfect voice!

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ixab_

    Music is Not a Competition, It’s an Art. [2]

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • redgloam

    I love Dean Martin!

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lacenerentola

    meraviglioso...

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MrReaper182

    Are you people are mad? Both Dean and Frank are great, one is not better than the other. Also dean Martin thought his country albums were the best things he recorded and only listened to them when at home with his wife according to one of this sons.

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Alyceia

    Music is Not a Competition, It’s an Art.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • PopeDaniel

    Geez, if you think Dean Martin was 10 times superior to Sinatra, you probably wear suspenders and walk around with one hand down your pants.....not that I hate Dino, but please: the guy could care less about his artistry.

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bad18

    He is ten times better than Frank Sinatra as a vocalist, entertainer, and musically imo. It's too bad he gets overshadowed, though. [4]

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • suckmykiss91

    He is ten times better than Frank Sinatra as a vocalist, entertainer, and musically imo. It's too bad he gets overshadowed, though. [3]

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Congelamento

    He is ten times better than Frank Sinatra as a vocalist, entertainer, and musically imo. It's too bad he gets overshadowed, though. [2]

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • bhiranya

    Just more of a complaint about the station than a shout, Dean Martin station seems to only want to play Christmas songs. Although good he and others have many other great songs which I would still like to hear and remember. 12 songs in and still Christmas.

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • BarneyJWY

    He is ten times better than Frank Sinatra as a vocalist, entertainer, and musically imo. It's too bad he gets overshadowed, though.

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    Frank Sinatra su musica y sus canciones siempre se mantendran en los mas grande claCico de todas las teNporada (2) lol

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Vlad__canard

    10 000 002 scrobbles :o

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • BernaO

    My kind of man.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • adithnoorch

    volare <3

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Beatriz55J

    Frank Sinatra su musica y sus canciones siempre se mantendran en los mas grande clacico de todas las tenporada

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
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