Remembering Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Mel Torme and Peggy Lee

Los Angeles, California

July 23, 2011

At Westwood Memorial Park,Los Angeles, CA

This Weekend’s Entertainment: Remembering Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe Mel Torme and Peggy Lee

On July 21, Dr. Kamsiah, Ibrahim Karim (better  known to all of us Semper Fi) and I visited the Westwood Memorial Park, Hollywood to pay our respects to some well known actors and entertainers. They include Mel Torme, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Walter Mathau, Merv Griffin, Jack Lemmon, Peggy Lee, and Natalie Wood. So this week,  we thought that we should feature Dean Martin, Mel Torme, and present the seductive and talented Ms. Peggy Lee.

Dean Martin starts off with his famous ” Everybody loves Somebody Sometime”. As a singer, Martin copied the styles of Harry Mills, Bing Crosby and Perry Como until he developed his own and could hold his own in duets with Sinatra and Crosby. Like his good friend Frank Sinatra, he could not read music, but he recorded more than 100 albums and 600 songs. His signature tune, “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime” reached the  number-one spot in the United States in 1964.

Mel Tormé was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, a drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He co-wrote the classic holiday song ” The Christmas Song” (also known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) with Bob Wells.

Peggy Lee  was an American jazz andpopular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing withBenny Goodman’s big band, she forged a sophisticated persona  evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. She wrote music for films, acted, and created conceptual record albums—encompassing poetry, jazz, chamber pop, and art songs. We hope you like our choice for this weekend.–Dr.Kamsiah and Din Merican

  Dean Martin

Mel Torme

Peggy Lee

15 thoughts on “Remembering Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Mel Torme and Peggy Lee

  1. If Teah Beng Hock had been an aide of an MCA exco, nothing like this would have happened. There would not have been any investigations at all even if MACC had been provided proof.
    Hishammudin was doing a favour for UMNO and Khir Toyo by trying to pluck evidence from thin air to nail the DAP and Pakatan.

    MACC is politically inclined towards UMNO just as the AG and the Judiciary.
    The trio should be charged with man slaughter – Section 304 of the Penal Code.

  2. Here is PM Najib’s secret song, and he keeps a CD of this song with the version sung by Dean Martin. He didn’t have the courage to play this song to Rosmah. I wonder why>

    Another of Najib’s favorite song:

  3. Apa hang pa dok seronok dengak lagu, sedangkan orang satu dunia dok sedih dengan kematian yang memeranjatkan di Norway.

  4. Don’t forget Dato to have pizza at Dean’s Restaurant when in NYC. That’s a stone’s throw from Malaysian Consulate on 43rd St. You can scribble your name above the urinal in the rest room. I’ll go do the same “Mr Bean was here”.

    801 2nd Ave
    New York, NY 10079
    Neighborhood: Midtown East

  5. And yes when you find your way finally to Arlington Cemetery in DC, please pay tribute to my favorite actor Lee Marvin. As a character actor he was grossly underrated, finally wining an Oscar.

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