Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This is just "Adios"

Al Martino, October 7th, 1927 - October 13th, 2009

Riposa in Pace


  1. Are you going somewhere? Have I missed something? :)

  2. These last four posts sound a bit, ehm.., definitive?

    What is happening?


  3. Nevin,
    a: No.
    b: Don't we all (at least now and then)miss something?

    :) Ah, sometimes I am a pest.
    Well, as for above's title: It's from the very song, and was addressed to the artist.
    Sorry for irritating (obviously not only you). :)

    hm ... :)
    Well, as for the poplars-pic, I just felt fancy to fill the space; same goes for the photo of Brandon Head.
    I tried quite a few variants. Not sure, why I decided in favour of those I posted. Sometimes my stomach is still able to surprise my brain. Well, and around October 13th I do obviously tend to be even a bit more strange than normally. :)
    That Al Martino died was pure coincidence.
    Oh, well, and to end with the beginning: I thought the Frost-poem was the perfect swan song, after the last apple had been picked.

    What is happening? Ah, if only I knew.

    Thank you for asking, anyway. Made me trying to think. :)

  4. Ah I was wondering if there a subtext but clearly not. He was the first person to have a number 1 in the British charts

  5. It was so heart-warming to read that Mario Lanza dropped his plans to record "Here in my heart" after Al Martino called him and explained that his own recording would then be neglected. Al himself told the story. Lanza was an old family friend and had inspired Al to follow him as a singer. He did very well.

    Thank you for your posting, Sean.

  6. Jams,
    ah, seems my latest postings have been a bit irritating. Sorry.
    The instrumental version was one of the first singles I got: "Moon over Naples".

    With Al Martino's success (I think an Englishman wrote the lyric for "Spanish Eyes"), Bert Kaempfert and his orchestra became internationally well-known, the more as in the same year (1966) Frank Sinatra made another Kaempfert-composition popular: "Strangers in the Night".

  7. Sometimes, you're puzzling, Sean.
    But never irritating.:)

  8. Claudia,
    the friendship with Lanza was certainly helpful.
    Well, and unlike Frankie Boy he made no friends with la famiglia.

    Puzzling? Me?! :)