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Al Martino Died

October 14, 2009 | People

The American singer Al Martino passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82. Al Martino died in his home in Springfield, Pennsylvania. The crooner with Italian roots had his biggest hits in the fifties and sixties with songs as "Here in My Heart" "Volare" and "Spanish Eyes" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight", the latter two also recorded by Elvis Presley. Al Martino recorded his version of the Elvis Presley classic "Can't Help Falling in Love".  

Musicwizard wrote on October 14, 2009
I remember my parents listening to his records and I actually have this album, he was a pretty good singer. My condolences go out to his family and friends, may he rest in peace along side with The King.
Steve V wrote on October 14, 2009
I didnt like Elvis covering his songs, but the guy was a good singer and a decent dude. RIP
JerryNodak wrote on October 14, 2009
RIP, Al. I loved your music and Elvis' covers of same.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on October 15, 2009
My mother -in -law liked him,so I gave him a listen,she wasn't wrong,very good voice. R.I.P.
Sirbalkan wrote on October 15, 2009
Rest in piece... So sad that many emotional song writers and performers die and the new ones do not appear.
Steve Morse wrote on October 15, 2009
"Here In My Heart" is worthy of its fame in topping the first published chart of top selling records in the U.K., in November 1952. Great melody, great performance.
MJB63 wrote on October 15, 2009
Al Martino i believe recorded in the mid 60's "Mary in the Morning". I think that's where Elvis discovered it.Beautiful song.
old shep wrote on October 15, 2009
I heard a version of Al's Here in My Heart on the sitcom Benidorm last week still a great number and one that will be remembered together with Spanish Eyes which was also by the late crooner.