Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody

He was often referred to as Dino. What you may not know about Dean Martin is that he was actually born with the name Dino Paul Crocetti. (1)

Dean Martin gained notoriety in the late 1940s and early 1950s doing nightclub performances with comedian Jerry Lewis. After 1956, Martin pursed a solo career and later became part of the “Rat Pack.” (Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and others over the years. The Rat Pack performed in Las Vegas and appeared in several movies. “Rat Pack” was a New York slang term for a group of friends. (1)

“Everybody Loves Somebody” was written in 1947 by Sam Crosby, Irving Taylor, and Ken Lane. In that same year, it was recorded by Frank Sinatra with little public success. The famous song was later recorded by Dino in 1964, was a big hit, and became the crooner’s signature song. (1)

It’s said that the “King of Cool” could not read music, and yet he recorded over 600 songs.

 

As a Dean Martin fan, I’m glad he recorded “Everybody Loves Somebody.”

                                                                                                                       Randy Alda

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