Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck

Pop Singer
Born May 2, 1936

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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1936 Birth Born on May 2, 1936.


1958 22 Years Old He got his first chance to record in 1958 with Decca Records after his discharge. … 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


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" made the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic and number one in Britain, recorded in a smooth ballad style with a full chorus joining him on the third refrain, and keeping The Beatles' "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
1972 36 Years Old In 1972, he starred in his own BBC Television series Engelbert with The Young Generation on BBC1 which ran for thirteen weeks, featuring the dance troupe and regular guests The Goodies and Marlene Charell, as well as international guests. … Read More


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 1 More Event
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


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


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 such as 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 - 2007 5 More Events
2009 73 Years Old Well into his fifth decade as a successful entertainer, Humperdinck enjoys an annual schedule of international concert dates. He has performed in a range of venues and events. In 2009, Humperdinck performed at Carols in the Domain, a popular Christmas event held in Sydney, Australia. … Read More
2010 74 Years Old In November 2010 he returned to Australia for a number of concerts, while adding a new studio album, Released, to his discography. … Read More
2012 76 Years Old …  The song, "Love Will Set You Free" was unveiled on 19 March 2012, produced by Grammy award-winning music producer Martin Terefe and co-written by Sacha Skarbek. … Read More
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
2016 80 Years Old On 13 January 2016 Humperdinck performed for a sold out show in The Villages.
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