Wednesday, January 21, 2009

DEAN MARTIN'S CANCELLED APPEARANCE AT THE 1961 INAUGURAL BALL!






THIS HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER & WRITTEN BY MY PALLIE DINO MARTIN PETERS AT HIS ilovedinomartinblog & I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO POST THIS VERY BIT OF DINOHISTORY TO MY BLOG AS WELL, TO REMEMBER THE LOVE & SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP THAT DEAN MARTIN & SAMMY DAVIS JR. HAD, AT THIS TIME IN THE NEW PRESIDENCY OF BARACK OBAMA.





Hey pallies, likes was so thrilled to read this stellar piece of Dinohistory at a blog tagged Tom's Blog. The year is 1961 and JFK has withdrawn his invite to the Sam to the Presidental Inaugural Ball...and what did our gallant hero Dino do...he cancelled his appearance at the bash in likes total support of his pallie Sam...how that is what I sez is total class...and that's our Dino...the greatest of the great...the coolest of the cool....a true man of courage....and a true freedom fighter for the rights of all people. Dinopraisin', DMP



1961- Frank Sinatra¹s Ratpack had campaigned hard for their friend John F. Kennedy for president. Black entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. had worked particularly hard to help Kennedy win the African American vote. But Sammy had a preference for blond white actresses and had married one, May Britt in 1960. To fend off negative publicity this day JFK had his secretary Mrs. Lincoln telephone Sammy Davis and un-invite him to the President¹s Inaugural Ball. We¹re Liberal, but not that liberal. And uhh..thanks for the help. Dean Martin was so angry at this insult to his friend that he cancelled his appearance at the inaugural. In 1968 Sammy Davis angered the black community when he embraced republican Richard Nixon.

POSTED & WRITTEN BY MY PALLIE DINO MARTIN PETERS
DINOGAL

9 comments:

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Terri, likes thanks for sharin' this with your Dinoreaders as well...only our Dino truly matters...

DINO-GAL said...

THANKS PALLIE FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE YOUR SAME POST HERE AT DINO'S DEN.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Terri, knows you know that is just part of true Dinopalliedom for Dinosure...

Keith said...

Hey pallie Terri. Thanks for posting this up here. I applaud Dino for standing up for his friend. That's a true friend. He stood up against the President of the USA. That took a lot of courage. Our Dino has so much of that. Cheers!

DINO-GAL said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY PALLIE KEITH!

Always On Watch said...

Dean Martin: a man who stood by his friends, no matter what.

DINO-GAL said...

ALWAYS ON WATCH~ YES YOU GOT THAT RIGHT PALLIE. HE WAS A MAN WHO DANCED TO THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUM FOR DINOSURE! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.

Buster Maxwell said...

Dear Dino-Gal, we are digging on your blogness. My pal Bobby "Dino" Morelli told me about it, and I believe he's the best Dino vocalist working today. You can read about him and our Rat Pack tributes on my blogerino. Keep swingin'!

DINO-GAL said...

IT'S INSPIRING EVERY TIME TO HEAR ABOUT MORE & MORE DINO ADDICTS OF TODAY. I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS LOVING MY DINO'S DEN HERE. NEVER CAN GET ENOUGH OF OUR DINO & THE RAT PACK. I WILL SURELY STOP BY AND CHECK OUT YOUR BLOG. DINO FOREVER PALLIES! CHEERS!
DINOGAL TERRI