- RICCI MARTIN -

RICCI MARTIN - MUSICIAN, ENTERTAINER (YOUNGEST SON OF DEAN MARTIN) AND FATHER OF THREE WAS FOUND DEAD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 2016 AT HIS HOME IN UTAH.

THE CAUSE OF DEATH HAS NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED.

RICCI WAS 62 YEARS OLD

IN RECENT YEARS, RICCI HAD BEEN PERFORMING IN A TOURING TRIBUTE SHOW TO HIS FAMOUS FATHER. IN THE 1970'S, HE RELEASED THE SINGLE "STOP, LOOK AROUND" AND ALBUM "BEACHED", COLLABORATING WITH CARL WILSON OF THE BEACH BOYS, WHO PRODUCED THE ALBUM AND WOULD LATER BECOME HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW.

RICCI PERFORMED AT THE MGM GRAND HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS AND OTHER CLUBS IN THE 1990'S WITH DESI ARNAZ, JR. AND BILLY HINSCHE, TAKING THE PLACE OF HIS LATE BROTHER DEAN PAUL, WHO IN THE 1970'S HAD FORMED A SUCCESSFUL ROCK BAND CALLED "DINO, DESI AND BILLY" WITH THE OTHERS.

MARTIN AUTHORED A 2002 BOOK, "THAT'S AMORE," ABOUT GROWING UP IN BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, AS PART OF HIS LARGE COLORFUL FAMILY. IN THE MEMOIR, HE RECALLED A PARTY THAT WAS THROWN AT HIS FAMILY'S HOME FOR HIS 21ST BIRTHDAY THAT WAS ATTENDED BY, AMONG OTHERS, JOHN LENNON, RINGO STARR, ELIZABETH TAYLOR, DAVID BOWIE AND ELTON JOHN.

RICCI MARTIN WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 20, 1953. DIVORCED, HE IS SURVIVED BY THREE DAUGHTERS, PEPPER, MONTANA AND RIO; BY HIS MOTHER, JEANNE MARTIN, OLDER BROTHER CRAIG AND FOUR SISTERS, GAIL, DEANA, GINA AND SASHA.

"RICCI MARTIN WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR HIS FANS, HIS FRIENDS AND FANS OF HIS FAMOUS DAD. HE LOVED PEOPLE AND ALWAYS ENGAGED EVERYONE WITH A FRIENDLY SMILE AND A LISTENING EAR. "

"EVERY TIME WE WOULD TALK, HE WOULD ALWAYS MENTION HIS THREE DAUGHTERS AND HOW PROUD HE WAS OF THEM... THE NEWS OF RICCI'S PASSING IS HARD TO COMPREHEND. I WILL TRULY MISS HIM SO MUCH."

- NEIL DANIELS (DMFC PRESIDENT)

 

THAT'S AMORE...
A SON REMEMBERS DEAN MARTIN

LIVE IN CONCERT RICCI MARTIN AND THE PACK

 

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RICCI MARTIN - AN EVENING OF DEAN MARTIN MUSIC AND MORE

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ABOUT THE SHOW:
Get to know Dean Martin through the eyes of his youngest son, singer, songwriter and musician, Ricci Martin. In this loving tribute to his father, Ricci takes you on a walk down memory lane, singing all of Dean's most familiar songs like "Volare," "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You," "Memories Are Made of This" and of course, Dean's chart-topping signature ballad, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."
There is humor and stories behind the man, lifted from the pages of Ricci's best-selling autobiography, That's Amore. A video presentation of rare photos from the Dean Martin Show will be featured (venue permitting) during musical segments where Dino is pictured alongside Gene Kelly, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller, Lucille Ball and many more stars that worked on his hit television series.
But the most important element of this Tribute is the music that Ricci delivers with the same easygoing flair that made us fall in love with his father. Ricci adds a personal touch when he steps from the stage, goes into the audience and answers all your questions! Ricci's band, The Pack, features Musical Director Billy Hinsche (piano, vocals) and other veteran world-class musicians and singers, including Wayne Tweed (bass, vocals), Bobby Figueroa (drums, vocals), and Bobby Zarate (keyboards, vocals). Sit back, pour yourself a drink, and enjoy the "Tribute to Dean Martin"!
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ABOUT RICCI'S BOOK "THAT'S AMORE : A SON REMEMBERS DEAN MARTIN:

 
 A fascination with the Rat Pack thrown in films and on television, Dean Martin remains one of the groups most enigmatic members. The Hollywood image of Martin with a martini in one hand and a woman in the other continues to dominate public perception. Now, Dean's son Ricci reveals the husband and father few people knew, a man who hated parties, adored his mother-in-law, and found utter contentment in a slice of buttered bread.
 
In "That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin", Ricci Martin takes readers on a tour through his childhood, from the star studded parties to the exploration of "three marriages, eight kids, one family, to the treasured one-on-one time he shared with his father. He also discusses Dean's first meeting with Jerry Lewis and divulges his father's version of the Martin and Lewis breakup. Ricci addresses the key relationships in his father's life, allowing readers to view the Rat Pack years, The Dean Martin Show, and Dean's divorce from Jeanne through a son's eyes.
"That's Amore" recalls the tragedies and escapades that colored Ricci's childhood, including the death of his brother Dean-Paul.
 
More than one hundred photos from the private Martin family album enhance Ricci's portrait of his father, creating a complete, honest picture of the Rat Pack legend.

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