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monkeynips13
Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 11:36 AM

RANDOM ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK THREAD

Actually, I don't have much to say about the man as I don't know much about him as an entertainer. I know just slightly more about the composer from whom he got his name. I just felt like typing Engelbert Humperdinck because the name makes me giggle. Engelbert Humperdinck (tee hee), Engelbert Humperdinck(tee-hee, tee-hee) Engelbert Humperdinck(tee-hee-hee-hee.)

Ever wonder how he went from Gerry Dorsey to Engelbert Humperdinck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6npfjWoBCRM&feature=PlayList&p=A86DDB4CBB553357&index=35&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 11:39 AM

Surely some press agent brain fart. Worked, though. I thought he was homely but loved his voice.

monkeynips13
Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 11:40 AM

Oops, that was the wrong link, let's try this again. That's what I get for trying to copy a link from a playlist. Editor, please delete the previous post if the link there is offensive. I didn't actually prescreen that one for profanity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckGmMO0zbJo

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 11:42 AM

Eddie's wonderful, I know that whole show by heart, and it's gonna have to be a short clip to pass family friendly muster.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 11:47 AM

Letterman was fond in the day of saying "Buttafuoco" as in Joey Buttafuoco. He would sometimes just say "Buttafuoco Buttafuoco Buttafuoco".

As kids, we used to make up names for ourselves as part of play...extra points for weird. I can hardly remember all of them, but I do recall:

Stanislaw Prosnicki
Marmont W. Chesterfield III
Fensdorf (something or other)
Marvin Grunsfelder

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 12:15 PM

I truly like Engel. But he's no Tom Jones.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 12:20 PM

zackly

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 22nd Jul '09 11:30 PM

And why does Tom go by "Tom Jones" and not something with 18 Ls and Ws?

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.5 - Posts: 893)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 2:43 AM

Ken! That was SOOOO funny

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 8:34 AM

It's pronounced 'Tom' in English: in Welsh, it's spelt Llanfairpwllgwyngychgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Jones.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.5 - Posts: 893)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 8:35 AM

Easy for YOU to say

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 9:07 AM

I always thought Englebert Humperdink took his name from the first Englebert Humperdink who was born in the 1800's. He was a classical musician best known for the Hansel and Gretel opera. It really is a silly sounding name...

monkeynips13
Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 11:23 AM

That is indeed where he got his name. I just wonder what was the thought process and/or pharmacological cocktail that led his agent to say "You're not selling any records as Gerry Dorsey. How abour Engelbert Humperdinck?"

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 11:34 AM

And he wasn't even born Gerry, he was Arnold, but took Gerry as a stage name after winning a Jerry Lee Lewis contest.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 23rd Jul '09 11:51 AM

I'd liked to have seen him on tour in '67, ably supported by The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and a certain Jimi Hendrix.
Can you imagine the pharmacological cocktail in that crowd? (Never mind the one backstage!)


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