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July 31, 2015


Caring crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is backing the battle to save an old people's home from closure.

The international singing superstar turned up at De Montfort House, Narborough Road, Leicester, on Saturday, to show his support.

He said: "It is absolutely vital that this place stays open, because it provides such a marvellous service for the elderly.

"I've been really touched by the standard of care here. When you get old, you need expert help and the company of others in the same situation. Loneliness is a terrible thing."

De Montfort House, which caters for 51 residents, is one of four homes in Leicestershire that the County Council are considering closing down.

The council claims De Montfort, like the three others shortlisted, has a high level of vacancies, unsuitable accommodation, a bad location and is in a poor state of repair.

But Mrs Wendy Derbyshire, whose father lives at the home, said:

"We're determined to fight this all the way. My dad loves it here and doesn't want to move because of the friendly atmosphere."

She added that a decision will be taken on the home's future in November. Already a 600-strong petition has been handed to officials at County Hall.

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: July 30, 2015



Engelbert Humperdinck - Live In South Africa November 2015

July 28, 2015

Legendary Engelbert Humperdinck will be performing in South Africa at the Grand Arena, Cape Town for one show only on 21 November, followed by two shows at the Teatro at Montecasino on 24 and 25 November. Shows begin at 20h00 and tickets are now on sale at www.showtime.co.za


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Engelbert Humperdinck films at Westgate; tours Graceland presents ELVIS: THE EXHIBITION

July 24, 2015

Las Vegas Informer, July 23, 2015

Legendary international superstar Engelbert Humperdinck was at the Westgate for three days last week filming segments for a documentary being produced about his life and his 50-year career. The handsome entertainer with the golden voice, who still tours the world playing to sold-out crowds, filmed scenes on the stage of the main showroom, where he was a major headliner attraction for nearly a decade when the hotel was the Las Vegas Hilton.

Engelbert also toured Graceland presents ELVIS: THE EXHIBITION at the hotel and filmed a segment there as well. He and Elvis were good friends and they often attended each other’s shows and spent time together backstage. Elvis confided to his bodyguard that Engelbert was “like the twin brother he had lost at birth.” Indeed, the two bore a striking resemblance to each other and even dressed similarly on stage. But Engelbert had the unique hairstyle first- he came on the music scene and gained recognition with his unusual name and his long black sideburns, the latter of which Elvis “stole” from Engelbert, which Engelbert enjoys teasing about today. The tour of the museum was very nostalgic for him and he enjoyed it immensely.

Engelbert just returned from a tour of England, Israel, and Belgium and he heads to Chile next week to perform.




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June 09, 2015

Doctor of Music recognised by fan base with gift to University of Leicester Library

Posted by ap507 at May 01, 2015 11:59 AM , University of Leicester

Fans of Engelbert Humperdinck have honoured his 50 years in the music industry by sponsoring a reader's chair for the David Wilson Library.

The chair will be placed on the top floor of the Library where 2 other chairs - donated to mark Engelbert's 40 and 45 years in the industry - are already located.

Members of the 'Engelbert in the UK' fan club are keen to celebrate the singer's tremendous international contribution by making the gift to the University based in his home city of Leicester.

Engelbert was honoured by the University of Leicester in 2006 when he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music.

University Librarian Caroline Taylor said: "We’re delighted that members of the Engelbert in the UK fan club have chosen to sponsor a third Library chair in honour of Engelbert Humperdinck's amazing 50 years in the music industry. This will be a source of pride and inspiration to the many generations of students who will use the chairs over the coming years."

The Vitra's Visavis 2 chair was selected in consultation with the University's students - not only is this a design classic, but it is also very comfortable for long periods of study.




Watch Engelbert as he joins Loose Women in the UK to discuss his UK tour that starts tomorrow in Birmingham!

May 27, 2015

Sam Bailey's dream comes true as she joins Engelbert Humperdinck on UK tour

May 19, 2015

SAM BAILEY has already toured with Michael Bolton and now the X Factor champ's other dream is coming true as Engelbert Humperdinck invites her to join him on his UK tour in May.

Sam Bailey is a very happy lady right now.

She may have been dropped by her Syco record label, but she has just been picked up by one of her biggest heroes, Engelbert Humperdinck.

The 78-year-old legend is taking her on tour with him to fulfill the promise he made to her on The X Factor back in 2013.

“I spoke to Sam before the finals of X Factor and I promised her then that we would one day share a stage,” he says.

“I'm happy to be fulfilling that promise.”

The living legend has worked alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Elvis but is full of praise for his fellow Leicester-born singing sensation.

“She’s no novice, having topped both the UK album and singles chart, supported Beyoncé and blown us all away on X Factor,” he adds.

“But I like to think there’s still plenty I can teach her after half a century doing this!"

Bailey will join him on the first two dates of his 50 Years With Englebert Tour in Birmingham and London on May 28 and 29, respectively.

She is clearly thrilled at the chance to share the stage with one of her heroes.

“It’s an honour for me to join a true legend on stage,’ she says. “I look forward to working with him and performing for his army of fans!”

In a career spanning six decades, Humperdink has sold over 150 million records but shows no signs of slowing down. Although he has been based in the US for many years, the Release Me singer retains close ties with his native Leicester and is keen to return home with his anniversary show.

By Stefan Kyriazis / Published 24th April 2015, Daily Star



Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck celebrating 50 years in the business

May 19, 2015

HE is a singing legend whose career spans half a century.

Music icon Engelbert Humperdinck is returning to the UK for a short series of concerts, calling in at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on Sunday, May 31.

The 78-year old, whose hits include Release Me, A Man Without Love and The Last Waltz, says he is recovering from a bout of bronchitis.

He said: "Yes, I had to cancel a couple of concerts, but it’s on its way out now.

“I recently went to Canada and it was really cold which brought it on. Cher had a problem with it too.”

Engelbert has had a number of awards bestowed upon him over the years, including a star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame and the Honorary Freedom of Leicester — where he grew up — and says he has accomplished everything he has wanted to do.

He said: "There’s nothing else I really want to do with my career.

I’ve been satisfied in the way my career journey has taken me. I’ve released lots of albums and sold 150 million. I also lived in the era where you could enjoy your recording career.”

His most recent album was released last year and is a collection of duets with fellow music stars, entitled Engelbert Calling.

He said: "The album came about after a phone call with Elton John where I asked him if he would like to record a duet and he immediately said ‘yes’, he’s a wonderful artist.

“Then the idea developed and I wanted to make it into an album that could be popular around the world and the artists involved include Sir Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John, Lulu and Neil Sedaka.”

He also hooked up with Gene Simmons, from American hard rock band Kiss, for the album.

Engelbert, who was at the top of the charts when BBC Radio One started broadcasting in September 1967, said: “It was a great thrill to work with Gene."

This tour marks the 50th anniversary of The Hump, as he is affectionately known, starting his career and he says there have been many highlights.

He said: "My first single, which was Release Me, stopped The Beatles from getting their 13th number one.”

The flip side of Release Me — entitled Ten Guitars — is also very special to him.

He said: "It’s like the National Anthem of New Zealand, it seems that everyone over the age of three knows it and when I play there I have to sing it three times at every show.”

His Manchester show will feature support act Sam Bailey, who wowed millions of viewers with her vocal talents to win The X Factor in 2013.

Engelbert said: "I’ll be doing all my hits as the songs I recorded are so popular and there are a lot of standards.

“Plus I’ll be singing some songs off the new album which will include a ‘virtual’ duet with Elton John and also a bit of variety away from my repertoire.”

He was due to tour the UK last year but was unable to due to illness.

He said: “I caught the flu and I was travelling everywhere wearing surgical masks on the planes.

“But I love performing in the UK because it’s home to me. I’m just a bloke from Leicester and I enjoy meeting and speaking to the people I meet.”

By Martin Hutchinson, May 19th, 2015 Bolton News






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