"Spotlight on Al Martino (Great Gentleman of Song)" (1996/Capitol)
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[on how he secured the role of Johnny Fontane in The Godfather
(1972)] Didn't the Don send Tom Hagen to convince Jack Woltz that Johnny Fontane must be in the movie? Isn't it similar to what I did? Woltz didn't want Johnny, and Coppola [Francis Ford Coppola
] didn't want me. There was no horse's head, but I had ammunition... I had to step on some toes to get people to realize that I was in the ...
His biggest hits as a singer, primarily on the Capitol label in the USA, were "Here in My Heart", "I Love You More and More Every Day", "Spanish Eyes" and "Mary in the Morning".