Engelbert Humperdinck
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Engelbert Humperdinck

Pop Singer
Male
Born May 2, 1936
Age 80
Hometown Madras
Genres Adult contemporar...
Other Names Dorsey, Arnold Ge...

Engelbert Humperdinck is a British pop singer, best known for his number one hits "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz", as well as "After the Lovin'" and "A Man Without Love". On 1 March 2012 the BBC announced that Humperdinck would represent the United Kingdom in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, to be staged in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 26 May.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1936 Birth Born on May 2, 1936.

TWENTIES

1958 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Born in Madras, India, Dorsey moved to Leicester, England, as a child with his family, where he took an early interest in music. Initially playing the saxophone in nightclubs, he soon started singing, releasing his first single, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", in 1958. … Read More
1961 25 Years Old He continued working the nightclubs until 1961, when he was stricken with tuberculosis. … Read More
1964 28 Years Old In 1964, Humperdinck married Patricia Healey. … Read More
1965 29 Years Old In 1965 Dorsey teamed up with Gordon Mills, his former roommate in the Bayswater area of London, who had become a music impresario and the manager of Tom Jones. … Read More

THIRTIES

1966 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Humperdinck enjoyed first real success during July 1966 in Belgium, where he and four others represented England in the annual Knokke song contest.
1967 31 Years Old In early 1967, the changes paid off, when Humperdinck's version of "Release Me", recorded in a smooth ballad style with a full chorus joining him on the third refrain, made the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic and number one in Britain, keeping The Beatles' adventurous "Strawberry Fields Forever"/"Penny Lane" from the top slot in the UK. … Read More
1969 33 Years Old For six months in 1969 - 1970, Humperdinck fronted his own television series, "The Engelbert Humperdinck Show," for ATV in the UK, and ABC in the US. … Read More

FORTIES

1976 40 Years Old In 1976, Humperdinck's commercial credentials were buoyed by "After the Lovin'", a ballad produced by Joel Diamond and released by CBS subsidiary Epic. … Read More
1977 41 Years Old …  Jetter had successfully brought a paternity suit against Humperdinck following the birth of her daughter Jennifer in 1977.
1979 43 Years Old Joel Diamond went on to produce a series of albums recorded by Humperdinck for Epic, including This Moment in Time from 1979 (the title song topped the US adult contemporary charts) and two Christmas albums. … Read More

FIFTIES

1987 51 Years Old In the following years, Humperdinck continued with studio recordings, including a duet with Gloria Gaynor for his 1987 album Remember, I Love You In 1989, he recorded Step into My Life (released as Ich Denk An Dich in Germany). … Read More
1989 53 Years Old Humperdinck was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989 and won a Golden Globe Award as entertainer of the year, while also beginning major involvement in charitable causes such as the Leukemia Research Fund, the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, and several AIDS relief organisations. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1996 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Musical appraisals of Humperdinck's career in the 1990s point to him earning "a new hip cachet" during the Lounge Revival, and note the success of new artistic ventures, like his recording of Lesbian Seagull for the soundtrack of the 1996 film Beavis and Butt-head Do America, and his dance album from 1998. 1995's Love Unchained, produced by Bebu Silvetti, peaked in the UK Top-20 album charts, marking a return to form in his home country.
2000 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 69 Years Old 1 More Event
He was back in the studio soon after, releasing Let There Be Love in 2005. … Read More
2006 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 74 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In November 2010 he returned to Australia for a number of concerts, while adding a new studio album, Released, to his discography.
2012 76 Years Old 1 More Event
Ever since, Humperdinck has continued producing music, to varying critical and commercial success. He represented the United Kingdom in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, in Baku, Azerbaijan with "Love Will Set You Free", where he came in 25th place out of 26 with 12 points. … Read More
2013 77 Years Old In 2013, he collaborated with Australian surf-rock band The Break (composed in part by former members of Midnight Oil) by providing the vocals to the song, "Ten Guitars," for the album, Space Farm.
2014 78 Years Old …  Good Records on 30 September 2014, with Humperdinck making a number of promotional appearances on radio and television, including an extended conversation with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live. … Read More
2015 79 Years Old Despite international tours, Humperdinck frequently returns for concerts in the United Kingdom; in May 2015, Humperdinck returned for three concerts in his home country, at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and the Royal Albert Hall.
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