In Loving Memory Of A Wonderful Man Who We All Loved
Never To Be Forgotten
October 7, 1927 -- October 13, 2009



THE INCOMPARABLE ...
Al Martino

 


Al Martino Honored With Mural By The City Of Brotherly Love Philadelphia

On Saturday, October 8, Al along with other South Philadelphia singers were honored with a mural in their home town.  Philadelphia is proud to be known as "America's City of Murals".  They are in neighborhoods all over the city.  This particular mural is at 1231 E. Passyunk Avenue. It is on the Anatasi's Cafe's outside wall and also near two South Philadelphia cheese steaks icons, Pat's and Geno's.  The mural is dedicated to the 'Sounds of Philadelphia' and to the music legends : Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, DJ Jerry Blavat (the Geator with the Heater), Eddie Fisher and of course Al Martino. It was a very special event and Al was honored to have been there.  His parents would certainly have been proud. His father was an immigrant from Italy and his mother was born and raised in South Philadelphia in that very neighborhood were the portraits are displayed.  The event was attended by Al, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker and Jerry Blavat.  They were also given a Citation from the City of Philadelphia by Councilman, Frank DiCicco.  So if you ever get to Philly, go get a steak sandwich and look up at the wall....you can't miss it!!



Al Martino Receives The Special 
Lifetime Entertainment 2003 Award

Al has just returned from Mannheim, Germany where he was given a very special award  by "Radio Regenbogen (Rainbow)" . 

He received the  prestigious 'Lifetime  Entertainment 2003'  award.  It was  very gratifying to receive this and Al thanks all involved for this very special honor.  On the same program, awards were also given to Tom Jones, Metropolitan Opera singer Deborah Sasson, and rock and roll star, Meatloaf.  Al and Tom had not seen each other since the early 70's, so it was a nice reunion as well!

Prior to receiving his achievement  award, Al taped a TV show to be aired at a later date in Europe, saluting composer Bert Kaempfert.  Mr.  Kaempfert wrote Al's million seller hit, "Spanish Eyes", which of course Al performed on the show.  He was also  asked to sing Mr. Kaempfert's other compositions, "Strangers in the Night" and "Danke Schoen".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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