Engelbert Humperdinck -- Where Is He? What Is He Doing Now?

Where In the World Is Engelbert Humperdinck?

Not having heard of Engelbert Humperdink in years, I wondered what ever became of him. I thought other people might be wondering too, so I decided to see what I could find out -- and I found some things that surprised me.

I thought Enge might be somewhere on a beach with his feet up enjoying the fruits of his years of entertaining, but not so. The man says performing is not a job, but a way of life and that he enjoys that way of life too much to give it up. Not many people still have such a strong controllable voice at nearly 80 years of age as Enge continues to have.

At 80 years old, Engelbert Humperdinck is still performing around the world. He is scheduled for 8 concerts here in the states between August 5 and November 4, 2016. If you are a fan be sure to check his schedule to see if he will be performing near you.

Engelbert owns a mansion in Liecester England and a home in California, so part of the time he is right here in the United States.

Who would have thought a man that is one of the biggest sex symbols of all time would have a marriage that is celebratjng fifty years? Enge, (rhymes with Stone HENGE), as he prefers to be called, married his first and only wife, Patricia Healey, on April 18, 1964. Yes, and he admits to more than a thousand ‘flings’’ and his wife knows about them, and still their marriage has held up all these many years. Not without a few ups and downs, however, as both he and his wife readily admit.

Engelbert and Patricia have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren. One of their children has been Enge’s manager for a few years now.

Engelbert Humperdinck

An autographed photo of Engelbert Humperdinck from a few years back.  Note, his eyes are not brown.
An autographed photo of Engelbert Humperdinck from a few years back. Note, his eyes are not brown. | Source

Engelbert Today

At 78 years young, Engelbert Humperdinck is still wowing women of all ages. At 6 feet 1 inch with a broad chest and a strong voice, he is still an impressive figure on the stage performing all around the world, all over the United States, and often in Las Vegas.


Even Michael Jackson, who invented the moonwalk, couldn't do it like Engelbert.

Engelbert’s Debut Into This World

Arnold George Dorcey (Enge’s given name) was born the 9th child of Mervyn Dorcey, who was a British Army Officer, and Olive Dorcey, on May 2, 1936. Arnold and his family moved back to England from Madras, India where he was born, when he was 10 years old. Arnold was the only one in his family who went into show business starting when he was just 17.

In 1965, Engelbert’s manager, Gordon Mills, who was also managing Tom Jones at the time, changed Arnold Dorcey’s name to Engelbert Humperdinck. The name originally belonged to a 19th century German opera composer who is best remembered for his opera Hånsel and Gretel. Engelbert eventually (late 90s) fired this manager and his son Scott Dorcey has been his manager ever since.

After a while Enge legally changed his name to Engelbert Humperdinck, but even so, the German government forbids him to use that name when he performs there, and so he must go by his first name only when performing in Germany.

Engelbert With His Wall Covered With Gold & Platinum Records

Engelbert Humperdinck in 2013 posing in front of his wall of gold and platinum records.
Engelbert Humperdinck in 2013 posing in front of his wall of gold and platinum records. | Source

Engelbert's Break Into Show Bussines

Engelbert Humperdinck's First Big Hit
Engelbert Humperdinck's First Big Hit | Source

The Title Speaks for Itself. An Essential Addition to Your Collection

Engelbert’s First Big Break

In 1967 Engelbert had his first big worldwide hit “Release Me,” which he performed to huge enthusiastic crowds and millions of copies were sold.

Michael Hodges writing for MailOnline March 22, 2014 reports, “An international sensation after appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show (‘A nice man but he [Sullivan] introduced me as Engeldinck Humperbert’), Humperdinck moved to the U.S., where his success as a British solo star would be matched only by Tom Jones.”

I had to include the above quote because I simply cannot stop laughing about that introduction by legend Ed Sullivan. It does not seem to have harmed Engelbert’s career in the least for he has sold over 150 MILLION records over the past 45 years or so. He has had 63 gold, and 24 platinum records. He is rumored to be worth as much as 180 million dollars. Be honest. If you were Enge’s wife and primary heir, would you not forgive him a few hundred dalliances or so?

Surprisingly, after all these years, women still launch their undies at him from their audience seats, and some have actually forced their way onto stage. In one case a woman bit Engelbert, though it was not disclosed where she bit him or if she drew blood.

Engelbert still performs his first hit song ‘Release Me’ at every show, because it is his Signature song, and the one most people request.

Love Engelbert’s voice and have been a fan of his music for quite a while. Wish I could attend one of his many concerts that will take place over the next few months here in the states. If you are someone who would like to do that, get your tickets soon, because they are selling out fast.

Engelbert's First Big Hit -- Release Me, and he is at his best in this music video. You don't want to miss this one!

My Personal Favorite Engelbert Hit

Engelbert Developed a Sense of Humor and His Moonwalk Is Nothing Short of Amazing!

Sources

Dailymail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2585504/Engelbert-Humperdinck-Why-77-Engelbert-Humperdinck-coolest-crooner-Tinseltown.html


Express

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/467533/Charmed-to-meet-veteran-crooner-Engelbert-Humperdinck


Las Vegas Sun

http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2011/jul/20/engelbert-humperdinck-i-believe-i-will-be-around-l/


About

https://www.engelbert.com/page/about


Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-sterling/engelbert-humperdinck-liv_b_324792.html

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Au fait 5 months ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for checking out the new video I added. The drool factor is very high. Glad you enjoyed it!


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Shyron E Shenko 5 months ago

Au fait, that was great I am glad you added the video, all I can say is wow! You are right about the drool.

Got to run, make breakfast and cut the ever growing blasted grass.

Blessings and hugs.


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Au fait 6 months ago from North Texas Author

Quicksand, thanks for coming by and reminding me that I need to update this article.


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quicksand 6 months ago

He'll be performing in Singapore from 14th to 16th July.


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Au fait 8 months ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W., thank you for stopping by and for sharing this article again! Hope all is well there.


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Au fait 9 months ago from North Texas Author

ValKaras, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!


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ValKaras 9 months ago from Canada

Hi, Au Fait - Another enjoyable hub you wrote. Being an old-timer like him, I connect many wonderful memories to the voice of this exceptionally talented man. By the way, he beat me by 8 months with his wedding date. I married my teenage sweetheart with whom I still enjoy listening to Engelbert, when my romantic heart is not too busy with Julio Iglesias. And my wife has no sins to forgive - which would be hard, because I don't have those millions to make it easy.


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Peggy W 9 months ago from Houston, Texas

Thought you would like to know that this hub of yours has been pinned from my board. Always fun to see how those shares do indeed work! Sharing again!


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Au fait 10 months ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Bobby, for your high praise and for reading and sharing your stories. Yes, I know spiders are usually good and useful and I have even been known to keep some of the smaller ones for pets. But when they're bigger than a charger beneath a dinner plate, well . . .

Hope you are well, Bobby. You are always in my heart . . . xox


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diogenes 10 months ago from UK and Mexico

Hi Misty: I must have missed this. Enge had a motel in La Paz Baja when I lived there and the manager, Max and his French wife were friends from 'Vegas and Max was a doorman at Ceasars I think - one of the casinos anyway where Enge appeared regularly. I missed him every time he came there in the 1990's with his tribe of kids and he has got rid of the place I heard. Max an alki) is probably dead...A connection to the famous; I loved him, too. Sexy beast! and a marvellous family man...what a catch!!

I also reread you excellent spider article...my balliwick as you know. I just did a new one on the Madeira Wolf Spider...world's largest

Bob xoox


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Au fait 17 months ago from North Texas Author

Reynold Jay, thank you for commenting on this article. Yes, at 79 years of age (born May 2, 1936), Enge is still performing and I have one of his more recent videos posted here. Glad you like this article!


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Reynold Jay 17 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

I love Englebert's lush recordings. When I relax most often I listen to him more than most others. I remember a broadcast a few years back where he is quite old, but as good as ever. As a profession mobile DJ, "Release me" and "After the Loving" had to be one of the first ten songs to play or the crowds would have lynched me! I am back at Hubs now after 2 years of working on my Wurtherington Diary Children's series--gotta promote my stuff! Well done article Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAV


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Au fait 17 months ago from North Texas Author

Patricia (pstraubie48), thank you for visiting and commenting and for the votes. I think guys on his financial level expect their wives will put up with anything to keep the money flowing and so they are less inclined to turn anything down or to try to hide their escapades.

Thank you again for the angels. I think they were here las' night. Take care . . .


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida

Wow...he will probably go out with a song on his lips. All of this activity is probably what keeps him going.

And to answer your question AuFait I would be a bit of a fibber if I did not say that the money might just tempt me to turn a blind eye to his straying.

Angels are headed your way...hope all is good with you...

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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas Author

Besarien, thank you for commenting. Glad you enjoyed!


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Besarien 19 months ago

Who knew he moonwalked? I really liked "How I Love You." He put so much heart into it. Thanks for the Enge update! I am glad to know he is doing what he loves.


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

marscloseupdotcom, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts on this article. I like all those groups you mentioned and even remember seeing Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show the first time he appeared. That was a big deal. Saw the Beatles there for their first performance in this country too.

You should write about music. Sounds like you know a lot about it and it's your first love?

Thank you for your high praise also. I'll have a hard time getting my head through the door when I leave here at closing time (library).


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marscloseupdotcom 20 months ago

I live to perform (finger style guitarist) for decades. But fame nor money went the same direction as it did Englebert :) I thoroughly enjoyed this post. I am very new here at this site and what a treat for me to experience such talent for writing and sharing of passions. The biggest influence I think in my life were great pop singers such as Elvis, Beatles, The Moody Blues etc. And after hearing your presented videos and writings of Englebert, now I have to add him to my list of all time favorites. I really enjoyed every second of all those videos and the text too! They both went hand in hand quite well indeed! Those video pieces are so large in musical fullness, bass, backup singers, drummers, the works actually. It is very difficult to achieve such a large sound as does Englebert embrace and put it into solo guitar. But sometimes I really try. But when their that powerful and emotional and just oozing such passion and romance. I just have to bow my head in humbleness of what Englebert achieved musically! Thanks for sharing!

Again, the music videos and the writing went hand in hand perfectly!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

New Horizons, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. So glad you enjoyed it!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for the share. So glad you enjoy this hub!


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NewHorizons 20 months ago from Gozo, Malta, EU.

I love all his songs and his voice most of all, but never knew how handsome he is too........ Thankyou Au Fait.


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Peggy W 20 months ago from Houston, Texas

I always enjoyed Engelbert Humperdinck's voice and his choice of songs. Sharing once again and thanks for the memories this hub prompted.


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for coming by. Glad you enjoy this article and the photos! Blessings and all the very best of everything to you also . . .


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Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago

I thank you for writing this, I am back to look at Enge's handsome face.

I was listening to Patsy Cline on TV and thought of this article, so here I am.

Take Care, Blessings and Hugs. Hope all is well with you.


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

DeborahDian, thank you for reading and voting on and sharing this article! So glad you enjoyed it!!


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DeborahDian 20 months ago from Orange County, California

It is so amazing to hear that Englebert Humperdinck is still performing at 78 years old! My husband still works at age 70, but what he does is not nearly as physically demanding as performing on stage. Voted up and shared!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Mary (Tillsontitan), thank you for reading and commenting on this article, and for the votes. So glad you enjoyed!


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tillsontitan 20 months ago from New York

Memories are made of this. I'm so glad you were curious about what happened to him and decided to write this delightful hub. You've included some fun tidbits that made this all the more fun to read.

Knowing about good old Ed Sullivan's mispronunciation was a whoot. I agree, his wife was a smart lady for sure. He is definitely a talented man with a beautiful voice.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Au fait 21 months ago from North Texas Author

Ezzly, thank you for reading, voting on, and tweeting this article! So glad you enjoyed it!!


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ezzly 21 months ago

This is such an interesting hub! I studied music in school and he was one of the musicians we studied! Sharing this on twitter and voted up


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

vespawoolf, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. I didn't know there was anyone over 30 who didn't know who Engelbert is. I doubt his wife knew what she was in for in the beginning, but I'm sure she took inventory at some point and decided to put up with it. I believe Enge is 'European' in his outlook. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts!


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

I´ve heard of this singer but didn´t know much about him. What an interesting life, and still singing. His wife must have known what she wanted and what she was willing to put up with before she married him!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, so glad you enjoy this article! Thank you for visiting and for the votes, and share. Blessings to you also.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Paul Kuehn, thank you for reading and commenting on this article and for the votes and shares. Glad you've come back!


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Paul Kuehn 2 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

&Aufait This is another excellent well-researched hub on a great British singer that I remember from the 60s. I especially liked the hit, "Please Release Me." I preferred Tom Jones, but Engelbert did give Jones a run for the money. I will be spending more time hubbing now until I get paid by Bubblews. You definitely made the correct decision in not devoting your efforts to that site. Voted up as outstanding and very interesting. I am sharing this on Facebook and with my HP followers.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I have to come back every once in a while just to look at the handsome man in the photo.

Enge is such a good looking man. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting and sharing.

Blessings to you my dear friend.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

DeborahDian, thank you for visiting this article. I happened to think about Enge one day and started wondering what he was doing, and that is where how this article came to be. He did have a great voice, and at age 53 he was drop dead gorgeous!


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DeborahDian 2 years ago from Orange County, California

Fascinating! I don't think I even knew that Engelbert Humperdinck was still alive. I love his music.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

fpherj48, thank you for coming back to Enge the once over again!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for stopping by, for the votes and the share. Hope all is well with you and John. Blessings to you also.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for G+ing and tweeting this article!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Had to circle back around...just to comment......Whoa....that photo of Englebert. He certainly was one damned good-looking stud muffin in his hay day!! Great singer too. Nice combo.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I just came back to look at Egng"s handsome face again.

Voted uo, ABI and shared

Have blessed day. TTYL


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Came back to let you know that I will happily G+ and tweet this hub of yours.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

PaigePixel, thank you for coming by. Glad you enjoyed!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for stopping by to visit Enge! And for the votes and share. He was gorgeous in his hay-day wasn't he? Mostly, I love his voice. Glad you enjoy this article!

Blessings to you and yours!


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PaigePixel 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Oh my, what a blast from the past! "Enge!" I have an aunt who was absolutely in love with him and had that very picture on her dresser for years! :D What a great way to start a Monday- thanks, and great piece!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I just came by to share this again. I am still looking for my album of Enge. I have two more boxes to go. I also came back to look at the beautiful picture of Enge.

Thumbs up UABI, and shared


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

DrBillSmithWriter, thank you for checking out this article! Yes, Andy Williams was/is another great singer from yesteryear. Glad you enjoyed this update!


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DrBillSmithWriter 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

It is truly amazing how the voice can be preserved. We listened to Andy Williams, here in Branson, into his 80s… still strong and clear. Thanks for this marvelous update. ;-)


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for stopping back Aunt Jimi. Yes, I know what you mean. I was shocked just to discover how old Enge has gotten! Funny, because I looked up some of these other people too, and they have gotten old as well! After that, came the surprise that Enge and the Oakridge Boys are still performing. Really pretty incredible. Thanks for the vote and share too.


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Just had to stop in and listen to this guy again. Reading this got me to thinking and so I looked up some of my other favorite performers from back when. Do you know the Oakridge Boys are still performing too? And they are in their 70s, the oldest is 75! Statlers are up in the 70s, but they retired quite a while ago. I feel old finding all this stuff out.

Voted up and shared.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

JayeWisdom, so glad you enjoyed this hub! Enge is indeed lucky to be doing what he loves at his age. Thank you for sharing your memories and for the votes.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

fpherj48, nor do I have any idea about adoration. But I do see it on the faces of so many of the women in Enge's audiences. Thanks for commenting!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for coming by and voting and sharing. Nope, you didn't dream it, I just haven't had a chance to incorporate it into this article yet. I know we talked about it, but I didn't think I had included it yet, but I will.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Aunt Jimi, thank you for coming by. Glad you enjoy the music. I often find his music floating around in my head too, since I wrote this. He really had an amazing voice. It's still good and strong for his age, but I liked it best when he was in his 30s to 50s.


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

I read this hub when you first posted it, Au fait, and thought I'd commented. Perhaps it was late at night, I was tired and 'intended' to comment later. Well, this is later.

Your delightful article about Englebert Humperdinck brought back some terrific memories of my younger days. I was crazy about both Enge and Tom Jones about the same time, listened to their albums and saw them on TV every chance I got.

My favorite Enge song at the time was "There Goes my Everything," and I played it by ear on the piano a lot. Guess what? After reading your hub the first time, I played it on my electronic keyboard. It's still a great song.

I'm glad he's still giving doing what he loves and giving concerts. What a great life!

Voted Up++++

Jaye


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Absolutely....."Adoration" must be addicting.....although I sure as HELL wouldn't know! LOL! Thanks again C.E. :)


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Just came by to listen to this music again. Now that you have made me think about him again I can't get his music out of my head. Sharing and voted up, +++


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Paula (fpherj48), I think after 48 years on the stage with adoring fans everywhere he goes it would be hard to give that up.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Au fait, I thought that I read in your hub that Enge was a spiritul healer, so I came back to re-read this and could not find that information, did I dream it?

Voted this up, UABI and sharing again.

Blessings.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

LOL....Like writers......singers just can't stop doing what they LOVE!.....


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Paula (fpherj48), I'm so glad you took your mother to see Enge too. I've seen how the audiences are at his concerts even now that he's 78! Like I wrote, one woman came up on the stage and bit him!! Guess she wanted a souvenir of some sort that was a little different.

I still love Enge myself. I love his voice, though it's not quite as strong as when he was in his youth. I don't' know what made me think of him and check to see what had happened to him. It was definitely a big surprise to discover he's still performing.

Amyway, glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the votes too!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

WriterJanis, thank you for stopping by. I'm sure after performing for 48 years he wouldn't know what to do if he were to stop, plus he would miss all the adoration of his fans.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

MizBejabbers, how nice of you to stop by! Appreciate your sharing about Enge. So many women adored him and still do.

I'm sorry it takes me so long to get to my comments. There are usually about 40 of them sitting on my hubs at any given time and I try to answer one from each hub that has a comment everyday. Since I have other obligations I don't always get to all the things I would like to do as quickly as I would like.

It has on occasion taken up to 2 weeks for me to respond to comments, and I take them in the order received on the particular hub they are on. Once in a while I will pass someone for just a day because I have responded to one of their comments on a different hub and I like to respond to as many different people as I can so everyone gets some recognition and appreciation for taking their time for me.

Some people get upset when I don't respond to their comments immediately, but often I'm not even here or near a computer. Most people have gotten used to me and know I will get to them as quickly as I can and I expect the same from them. I know they have a life apart from HP, especially if they have young children and work, etc.

There are times that I just cant' get here, yet I very much appreciate the time people take to be supportive and comment on my articles because I know they have busy lives too and could just s well give there time to something or someone else. I get to everyone and always read and comment on one of their articles out of appreciation for what they do for me, but it might take me a couple of days to get there.

I hope you will know that I very much appreciate your contribution to this article. Thank you again for reading. I'm so glad you and so many other people are enjoying this article.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Au fait.....This hub brings back so many wonderful memories for me. My mother, who was basically a straight-laced "Lady," was absolutely smitten by Englebert! I recall how my sister and I couldn't get over our mother having what appeared to be "a Teen-aged Crush" on him. It was cute actually and something we could tease her about.

I grew to like him...and of course his music, which is very soothing. (He sang in my mother's kitchen EVERY day!) LOL.

It may have been several years before she passed away that I took her to see E.H in person......she was overjoyed! I have a very clear memory of her in the car after the show saying, "Ohhhh(sigh) Now I can die happy.".......I laughed all the way home and was sooo happy I had done this for her.

Thank you for reminding me of such pleasant memories, Au fait....Up +++


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Moonlake, so glad to see you! Thank you for reading/commenting on this article and for voting on it and sharing it.

You know, I think if one had been on the stage regularly and often for 48 years, with fans pouring out their love and lust continually, it would be difficult to even imagine life any other way. 50 years of marriage for Enge does indeed seem amazing. :)


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

I hope you didn't delete mine, but I don't see it anywhere. I don't think I said anything demeaning or disparaging because I sure loved the guy -- and still do.


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

Amazing that he is still touring at his age. He must really love performing.


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

What a heartthrob! But I could have done without that late life photo, though. I was remembering him still young and gorgeous. We all get old, though, and there isn’t much we can do about it. Your favorite song by him is my favorite, too. Back then I had a hard time choosing a favorite between Enge and Tom Jones. The Brits reigned strong back then. This was a fun hub with great videos. Voted up++


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

How interesting and so surprised to read he has been married 50 years. Great at his age that he is still doing what I am sure he loves. Voted up and shared.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Teaches12345, thank you for stopping by and sharing your memories about Enge. Your sister is not alone and in fact has thousands for company. I have seen on recent tapes (last year) how Enge still has an audience full of women who are all mesmerized just as they were 40+ years ago.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

PegCole17, thank you for your continued interest in this article. I know all the artists you named. I grew up on country and the Grande Ol' Opry. Hard rock and especially heavy metal never quite became a favorite. My taste tends to run eclectic with music and more often than a particular artist, I tend to like different songs or arrangements. I did and still do love Enge's voice, but also the other country artists you named.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

My sister was so in love with Engelbert way back when. Hard to believe he is 78. Glad to hear he is still performing and well liked. Release Me, what a hit!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for your appreciation and Encouragement. :) I'm glad you enjoy this article. I have more to add and that's true of so many of my articles I wonder if I'll ever get them all updated?

Blessings to you also. Hope all is well and that you have a peaceful night.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

DDE, thank you for taking time to check out Enge. He has an amazing voice.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Glenda, thank you for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed reading this article. He was quite a looker wasn't he?


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

MG Singh, thank you for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Jimmythejock, thank you for taking time to comment on this article! I apologize for taking so long to get back, but most of the time I can't be here. I've been answering comments everyday of late (and still it's hard to keep up) since I was laid off my usual job (school's out). Jury duty starting tomorrow. :( Back to slower than ever responses to my comments because I won't have access to a computer again for a while.

I very much appreciate everyone who takes time to leave me comments and I wish I could get to them more quickly. Currently it''s about 3-4 hours a day because I like to read and comment on those articles written by people who take time for me, and so some days I get behind. When I'm working (and expect jury duty to be no different - pray I don't get picked) I just seem to get behinder and behinder.

I seem to have been targeted by some commenters who disagree in a very disagreeable way, so it has been necessary to put all comments on approval and that only adds frustration for myself and everyone else, because it slows the process down even more.

I wish it were possible to approve comments without them disappearing from the comments page, because I could approve them pretty quickly and respond to them later like I used to do making it a little better for my commenters. They would know that their comments came through and right now, because I am so slow when I have a ton of comments, people aren't always sure.

I can only say this. Thank you Jimmy and everyone for your kind and thoughtful responses and please don't stop commenting. I will get to everyone as quickly as I can.

You will know I am about to respond when you see I have commented on one of your hubs. Allow anywhere from 1-4 hours when you see a comment from me on one of your hubs, so you don't have to keep checking back to see if I've responded yet unless you want to. Everone is certainly welcome to check out any of my hubs as often as they wish. ;) Generally takes me 20-30 minutes to read and comment on someone's hub. Yes, I actually read them and learn so much!

Thank you Jimmy and everyone!


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Back to take another look and listen. We grew up listening to this music, along with the others that were mentioned like Jim Reeves, Ernie Ford, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams Sr., Jimmy Dean, Patsy Cline and Marty Robbins. I've grown to love these old songs although they weren't as popular at the time I was in high school. Hard rock and heavy metal had taken over the airwaves with hits from Jimmy Hendrix, Steppenwolf, The Rolling Stones and many others that I still enjoy.


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jimmythejock 2 years ago from Scotland

Engelbert Humperdinck sang for the UK last year in the Eurovision Song contest with a song called "Love will set you free".....jimmy


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for stopping by Shyron. I grew up listening to Patsy Cline also because most of the music we heard was country. My brother played in a polka band that often played country too, when he was about 16 and up. He played in a band along with other things to work his way through college.

Yes, all those people you named were well known in our house and I had albums by all of them until about 5 years ago when I dumped them all because I had nothing to play them on and they're oh so heavy going up and down stairs (when moving). Plus they were obsolete. I had a couple hundred of them.

I don't recall ever hearing any of the performers you named sing the song in question, but I wasn't very old. The Patsy Cline song I remember best was "Walkin' After Midnight."

Hope you and John are having a good weekend . . .


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

bookwormella, thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I was answering the question my title posed first thing, since that is what most people opening this article want to know.

I promise you, millions of people all around the world already know who Engelbert Humperdinck is, and many of them still adore him as they did years ago. While they probably learned things about him in this article that they didn't know before, they mainly wanted to know where he is, what he is doing after all these years, if he's still alive. Lots of people never see their 78th birthday let alone keep up such a busy schedule as Enge is doing at that age.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

FatFreddy'sCat, thank you for stopping by. I'm surprised Enge is out there and so active with so many performances too.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

CyberShelley, thank you for stopping by. Enge was at his best (IMO) at about age 52. Glad you enjoyed!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Came by to listen to Enge, singing, haven't played my LP record player in such a long time, I wonder if it still works.

Au fait you really did an outstanding job on this one.

Thumbs up, ABI, pinned to AH and shared

Blessings always my friend.

Shyron


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Perspycacious, thank you for coming by and checking this out! Yes, it was fun researching this and I'm still doing it. I've now found photos of Enge and his grown children, even a pic of some of his grandchildren! I'll be adding them to this article one of these days.

Glad you enjoyed! Keep tuned because eventually there will be more. I'll announce the addition when I make it.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Jackie Lynnley, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. I think he has been in the limelight for so long (about 48 years) that the crushing silence of no longer performing and no more audiences is unimaginable for him.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

An interesting hub! You got me here! I often heard of Engelbert Humperdinck but did not know much him until now.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

PegCole17, thank you for coming by and commenting. Updating this guy after such a long time has been quite an experience. Glad you enjoyed this walk done memory lane!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Grand old lady, thank you for coming by and commenting on this article. Yes, it is amazing that at 78 Enge is still performing. It was a complete surprise to me just to discover how old he's gotten!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for reading and commenting on this article and for the votes, pin and share too! I hadn't thought about Enge in years either and that is why, when I finally did think about him, I decided to write this article. I can hardly believe he's still performing and touring and how strong his voice still is.


Glenda 2 years ago

Enge sure is a hunk. would launch my undes at him.

I've enjoyed reading about this man.

Thank you for telling us what became of him.


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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

Nice post. You brought old memories back.


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jimmythejock 2 years ago from Scotland

Engelbert Humperdinck was the uk entry in the Eurovision song contest last year.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Ericdierker, thanks for stopping by!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for coming by Billybuc. I couldn't believe it either, that Enge is 78 years old! Funny how other people get old at about the same rate as the rest of us isn't it? I know I'm getting older but when I come across someone I haven't seen in a long time I'm always surprised at how old they've gotten. I was equally surprised that Enge is still performing in Vegas and touring. I guess it would be hard to settle down to thundering silence after so many years in the limelight. He does still have a strong voice even after all these years. Thanks again for commenting!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I do agree there is just no one like Enge and I do like him singing that song, but I grew up listening to Patsy Cline.

The song "Am I I That Easy to Forget was first recorded by the writer Carl Belew and then it was given to Jim Reeves I have Patsy's album and Jim's albums that is how I know, I also have Marty Robbins Album and he recorded it also.

I tried to find it on Youtube, but Patsy died in 1963. I am just glad I have her albums.

Thank you also for being my best friend. I really appreciate you.

Hope you had a great day also.


bookwormella 2 years ago from USA

I love how you explain who he is after you tell us where he is now


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FatFreddysCat 2 years ago from The Garden State

My Mom LOVED this guy, I can remember her playing his records around the house when I was a kid in the 1970s. I'm sure she'd be surprised to know that he's still out there kickin'!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts, for voting on this article and pinning and sharing it. So glad you enjoyed it.

Didn't know Patsy Cline ever did the song, Am I That Easy to Forget. There is just no one like Enge and I think that's what keeps him popular at his great age. His voice is still strong. I've heard recordings from last year, and when you hear that voice I think it makes the years disappear.

Had to pull all this information from different sources. Mine is the only one that has all the basic stats. Even Wikipedia doesn't have it! Already on page 4 of Google. Hope I can stay there . . . or move closer to page 1.

Thank you Shyron, for being my best friend and for your unwavering support. Hope you're having a great day!


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing and getting me up to date with Engelbert. I had forgotten what a really handsome man he was. Enjoyed his singing.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Hankscita, thank you for coming by and commenting. I never heard that about Elvis. I didn't think Enge presented that much competition, but he was something in his 40s & 50s. I wasn't really able to find photos from that time period. :( So glad you enjoyed the music videos!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Word55, thank you for coming by. Glad you enjoyed!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

It was fun doing this research, wasn't it! Fun reading the results, too!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow; sure forgot about this hunk. Would have never dreamed he was that old. Great to hear he is still at. Guess he loves being adored. Thanks! ^


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I sure remember these hits and Mr. Englebert Humperdinck. What a looker! Then and now. Of course, Please, Release Me was a favorite.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

It's nice to know that the crooner is still singing all around the world. He still has many fans whose songs bring back wonderful memories in their personal lives. It's good to know that the man and his music live on.


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have not thought of Engelbert Humperdinck in some time. Thanks for the memories and I found it interesting that he is still touring at his age. Amazing! Good selection of videos you found for this hub. Up votes, pinning and sharing. The Ed Sullivan show launched many a successful career!


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great Job on a great entertainer


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I remember him well. He was somewhat of an enigma at that time of acid rock, but he was smooth and talented and it was hard not to appreciate him. Thanks for the information on his current activities. Hard to believe he is that old.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

You are right Enge, does a great moonwalk. His songs will be playing in my head all day. Makes me want to dig out my albums and play them.

You are going to work hard to beat this article.


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Hankscita 2 years ago from Florida

Wow, I hadn't thought about him in a long time. Very interesting about his name. I always thought he must have been born with and insisted on keeping such an odd name. I remember hearing that while he was performing on TV, Elvis shot at the television set. Now I'm a big Elvis fan, but he was probably intoxicated at the time, and jealous to say the least. Enge definitely has sex appeal! Enjoyed listening to these performances. Great Hub!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Au fait, I am a puddle here in my chair after hearing one of my favorite songs (Am I that Easy to Forget) there is a long story associated with the song, and I melted as I listened to this song. I have to admit that I like the Patsy Cline version better.

You really did a wonderful job on the research for this article.

I am a fan. Yes I have been a fan from day one.

Thumbs up UABI, shared and pinned to AH also shared.


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Hi Au Fait, Englebert is as fantastic as you say as far as crooning. His songs are classics especially his 1st hit. I enjoyed listening to the other songs you presented here. Thank you so much for featuring him. You have great class and style :-)

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