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Died On This Date (March 21, 1987) Dean Paul Martin / Dino, Desi and Billy; Son of Dean Martin

Posted by themusicsover on March 21, 2010

Dean Paul Martin
November 17, 1951 – March 21, 1987

dino-desi-and-billy.jpgTo many, Dean Paul Martin was best known as Dean Martin’s son, but to music fans he was Dino of Dino, Desi and Billy. The Desi being Desi Arnaz Jr. Forming the group in their early teens, DD&B had a couple of semi hits that targeted the teenage girl crowd. As he grew older, Dino became Dean Paul and went on to make a name for himself playing tennis. He even played Wimbledon. Flying was yet another passion of Martin’s. He got his pilot’s license at just 16 and later earned his wings with the Air National Guard. Then in 1987, Martin was flying his National Guard fighter jet when a bad snowstorm caused him to crash it in the mountains for California, killing him and his Weapons System Officer on impact. He was once married to Olympic ice skater, Dorothy Hammill and actress Olivia Hussey.

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One Response to “Died On This Date (March 21, 1987) Dean Paul Martin / Dino, Desi and Billy; Son of Dean Martin”

  1. Hey pallie, thanks for rememberin’ the passin’ of Dino Martin’s beloved boypallie and name sake Dino Martin Jr. Dino Jr. death was so tragic…certainly he would have ‘come heir apparent to the throne of the King of Cool. Our beloved Dino never recovered from the sudden death of his beloved boypallie.

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