March 21, 2011 by Mr. White
This week, we will be studying famous musicians that shaped the Las Vegas music scene into what is today. According to Paulette Nelson & AHS, of the UNLV Library, “The Rat Pack came to prominence in January 1959: that year Sinatra conducted the orchestra on Dean’s album Sleep Warm; the film Some Came Running with Sinatra, MacLaine and Martin opened; and on January 28, Sinatra joined Dean onstage at the Sands for the first time. It would become a routine. And they would become legend in Las Vegas.”
We will be spending the majority of this week on the Rat Pack, as they had a lot of influence on the current Las Vegas music scene. The Rat Pack consisted of several performers and movie stars, most notably: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin.
Today we will be listening to the smash hit by Dean Martin, titled, Ain’t that a Kick in the Head. It was released in 1960, and has been featured in countless movies and video games. Lyrics to Ain’t that a Kick in the Head