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A British singer who became famous internationally during the 1960s and 1970s

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Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

  • Aug 11, 2009
Music transcends all ages, time, space and race & culture.

That’s how I feel when I found myself enjoying music from the past era. 60s, 70s, 80s…

I am blessed with parents who are musical inclined and who have a love for music in their younger days. Mario Lanza, Elvis Presley, Engelbert Humperdinck… I heard them when their music were still recorded on LP, not cassettes, not CD, not MD, not DVD & certainly not MP3! They were/are all great singers and had/have excellent vocals. Their songs live on even after they have passed on.

Engelbert is still around, I believe. Some of his older songs are now being recorded by Il Divo and Patrizio Buanne. Both are great artists as well.

For old time sake, I found some old recordings and new videos by Engelbert on YouTube. Ha, I’m beginning to be thankful for Youtube’s wide reach of audiences!

Here are some of my personal favorites:





In 2000, Engelbert sang these at his concert in London. He's still as great as ever!



Excellent, aren’t they? The oldies might still be the best! Nostalgic, romantic and certainly everlasting! I do have my parents to thank for, this is one of the legacies they leave with me, an appreciation for music of all ages!

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

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Ultrasmooth balladeer Engelbert Humperdinck was often billed as "the King of Romance," and for millions of fans around the world, he more than lived up to that title. Despite the strange name and the latter-day ads hawking his music on late-night TV, Humperdinck was one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around, a sensitive lyric interpreter with excellent vocal technique and a three-and-a-half-octave vocal range. During his heyday in the late '60s and early '70s, Humperdinck cultivated the image of a mysterious heartthrob, sporting shaggy sideburns and a flamboyant wardrobe that, when coupled with his rich, silky crooning, drove female fans wild. He was especially popular in Europe and his native U.K., and his worldwide record sales -- counting both albums and singles -- eventually totaled well over 100 million. Like his friendly rival Tom Jones (with whom he shared a manager for many years), he later settled into a comfortable niche as a stalwart of the Las Vegas entertainment circuit.

Humperdinck was born Arnold George Dorsey on May 2, 1936, in Madras, India. His father worked as an engineer for the British Army, and the family returned to England when Arnold was seven, settling in Leicester. Arnold took up the saxophone at age 11, but didn't really try his hand at singing until 17, when his friends talked him into entering a small local singing contest. Not only did he earn a standing ovation, he also impressed the audience with a knack for...
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