His name comes from the 19th century Austrian composer who wrote “Hansel & Gretel.” His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty plus years, with over 150 million records sold.
Some of the evergreen hits that belong to Engelbert Humperdinck include:(Please) Release Me, After The Lovin’, Spanish Eyes, The Last Waltz, Am I That Easy To Forget , There Goes My Everything, Les Bicyclettes de Belsize, Winter World Of Love, This Moment In Time, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and the unforgettable Quando, Quando, Quando.
Engelbert Humperdinck has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song “Lesbian Seagull” for the latest Beavis and Butthead movie. His remarkable voice and extraordinary talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe with the MTV generation having just “discovered” what a magnificent musician the rest of the world has celebrated for decades.
Few people realize that several of the major forces in the world of rock n’ roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Humperdinck in the late’60’s, 70’s and ’80’s. Let’s not forget Humperdinck taking #1 away from the Beatles, as well.