Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Al Martino 1927-2009



Who?

Best known for his role as Johnny Fontane, the Godfather's godson, Martino also had a 50 year singing career that included hits such as "Volare" and "Spanish Eyes".

RIP, Mr. Martino.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

I don't recognize him, but I thought Dean Martin sang Volare? I suppose several people also did that song.

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cube said...

I remember him from the Godfather movie, but I didn't know he sang "Volare" until I read it in his obit.

jan said...

I had some sad/happy times listening to "Cara mia."

nanc said...

Beauty voice.

Also, wrestler Lou Albano, rip.

Chuck said...

I didn't realize he was an actual singer.

Ananda girl said...

That sad. I do remember him fondly.

Nickie Goomba said...

I'm gonna miss him. Another goomba bites the dust.

WomanHonorThyself said...

volare..wow..RIP.

Always On Watch said...

I always liked Al Martino.

But Dean Martin did the better-known version of "Volare."

BTW, Dean Martin and Al Martino were born in the same year. Dean Martin (birth name = Dino Crocetti) once took the name Dino Martino, but had to change that name because Al Martino was already pretty famous.