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Engelbert Humperdinck

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Engelbert Humperdinck

Source: Freebase

Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer. He is best known for his songs "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz", both singles topping the UK music charts in 1967, and selling in large-enough numbers to help the singer achieve "the rare feat of scoring two million sellers in one year." In North America, he is also known for his 1976-hit single, "After the Lovin'." Humperdinck is regarded by music critics to be "one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around."

Fact file

  • Birth name: Arnold George Dorsey
  • Also known as: Engelbert
  • Born: 2 May 1936 (age 79) Madras, British India (now Chennai, India)
  • Origin: Leicester, England
  • Genres: Traditional pop, easy listening
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano
  • Years active: 1956–present
  • Labels: Decca Records Parrot Records Epic Records White Records
  • Website: www.engelbert.com

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Singer Engelbert Humperdinck 'Memba Him?!
TMZ, 2019-03-01 08:01:00
English pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck gained fame for his silky smooth vocals in hit songs like "Release Me," "The Last Waltz" and "After The Lovin'." Guess what he looks like now!

Holiday Music for the Joyful, the Lonely and the Skeptical
NY Times Music, 2018-12-06 17:22:54
From Eric Clapton’s anti-celebrations to Engelbert Humperdinck’s cozy schlock to Ingrid Michaelson’s joyful carols, a guide to 13 new seasonal albums.

Engelbert Humperdinck Shares New Christmas Tune, Explains Why Retirement Isn't for Him
Billboard, 2018-08-27 15:41:44
At 82 and more than 50 years into his entertainment career, Engelbert Humperdinck is on a roll. Earlier this year the British singer released a...

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