Engelbert Humperdinck gives the Hard Rock a lesson in showmanship
ENGELBERT GETS KEYS TO LAS VEGAS
Weds July 20 9:00 AM
Mayor Goodman declares July 20, 2011 as HUMP DAY, and gives Mr Humperdinck the Keys to the City in a ceremony at City Hall.
This starts the HUMP DAY activities.
at 11:00 AM the Walk of Stars honors Mr Humperdinck with the 55th Star - live from THE PARIS HOTEL.
at 7:00 PM Fan Appreciation Event
dont miss any of it....
Engelbert Humperdinck To Star On Las Vegas Blvd
Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck is about to become the 55th Star on the Las Vegas Walk Of Stars.
The induction will take place on July 20 at 11:00am in the Paris Theater at the Paris Hotel and Casino at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The day was been christened ‘Hump Day’ in honor of Humperdinck.
"I am truly proud to be receiving this accolade from the City Of Lights. Ever since my dear fiend Dean Martin presented me at the Riviera Hotel in 1968 my love affair with this wonderful city was cemented. To join an illustrious group of my contemporaries is both humbling and exciting. I thank Las Vegas for all that it has taught me throughout the decades that I have been fortunate to tread the many stages around this town. I also thank my children for their love and support and my beautiful wife Patricia for being my best friend" said Engelbert in a statement.
The star was donated by Engelbert’s children, Louise, Jason, Scott and Bradley.
"We are proud to honor Engelbert Humperdinck with a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars", said Bob Alexander, President of the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.
The Las Vegas Walk of Stars is along a 4-mile stretch of Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara and Russell. Other stars on the walk include Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis Jr.
Meanwhile, in other Engelbert Humperdinck news Undercover heard a rumour that Engelbert is working on a new album of duets with female singer including one very famous Aussie. More soon.
NEW CONCERT DATES ADDED!
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Tickets to Events.
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He's back... and Live on the Vegas Strip!
Great news fans, the King of Romance is set to romance Las Vegas this Summer at The Paris Hotel July 21-24.
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Engelbert's DNA is being Reproduced!
Who Started It all...
Elvis Presley impersonators might just really be imitating Engelbert Humperdinck instead. Engelbert had the jump suit and sideburns first.
"I had them in 1965 and Elvis put his on in 1972,” Engelbert tells undercover.fm. “The true story is this ... he had a lady sketching him to find an outfit for him to go on his world tour. That’s where the white jump suit came in. She designed this white jumpsuit with the high collar and the long black side-burns. She presented it to him and he went (in Elvis voice) “Hell, that’s not me, that’s Engelbert Humperdinck”. So therefore you know who had it first”.
Elvis and Engelbert were great friends. “I loved the man,” he said. “The first time I met him he had come to meet me. He came to see my show first before I went to see him. Believe me, it took me a good 10 minutes to quieten the audience down once I introduced him. He stood up and he had a cape on and he opened the cape as he stood in the booth in Las Vegas with the cape open like Batman. The audience went absolutely berserk and I said “shhhh, this is my show”. No, I couldn’t quieten then down. So I brought out some of my big gun songs to try and quieten then down which I did in the end. He came backstage and he said “thank you very much, what a great show”. This is how humble he was. He said “thank you for introducing me”. Elvis! I said “Elvis, I can’t thank you enough for being at my show”. He was such a nice guy, a very nice guy.
Are We There yet...?
We've started to count em, yes we have… Were counting handkerchiefs! Anyone who’s been to a concert of Engelberts knows he tosses them out like candy, well its about time we started to count. It all started in 1966 and continues today.
The red handkerchief is a signature item every fan wants. Stay tuned to find out our count. Feel free to toss in your handkerchief story in our blog. I know everyone wants to know!
James Blunt Honoured That Engelbert Humperdinck Covered His Song
James Blunt says it is an honour that the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck has covered his song ‘Goodbye My Lover’.
Engelbert’s version appears on his new studio album ‘Released’.
James found out a while back that Engelbert was performing the song and says it is a “massive honour” to have the song covered by such an icon. “For me, when I saw he was covering a song I was absolutely bowled over because he is an icon, he is a living legend,” James tells Undercover.fm. “To know that he would like and cover my song is such a massive honour. I was really touched by that. I’ll have to go and get writing”.
Engelbert is already gathering songs for his next record with contributions coming from Yusuf (Cat Stevens) and Bryan Adams. When I spoke with Engelbert a few week’s back, he raved about James Blunt saying he was a huge fan of his work and would love for James to write him a song. “We are hoping to get a James Blunt song. We have one from Bryan Adams and Yusuf (Cat Stevens),” Engelbert said.
To date, James has not written for anyone else but does not rule that out from happening in the future. “Most of the artists that I know out there write their own songs,” he says. “Of course I have been approached along the way. Often my focus has been on my own albums to this stage. I’ve done some collaborations after I’ve recorded them. I have just been a little bit to busy to churn out from other people’s perspectives but I’m sure it will be interesting to try that soon”.