Dean Martin Meets Elvis Presley
Elvis Called Dean Martin The King of Cool When Elvis Presley was introduced to Dean Martin… Elvis leaned in and said, ‘They call me the King of Rock n Roll, but you are the King of Cool’, recalls Deana Martin. ‘I almost died’, she said. ‘It has to be true, Elvis Presley thinks my dad is the King of Cool’.
When Elvis was well established as the King in the summer of 1959 Elvis recorded ‘My Wish Came True’, which had an opening four-note motif identical to Martin’s ‘Return To Me’, (both titles having four syllables!) released in April 1958. Even the key is the same. Dean Martin and Elvis Presley were moving in tune with one another (excuse the pun)