An internal dialogue about Engelbert Humperdinck

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Engelbert Humperdink is coming to The Palace? Is he still alive?


Look at that, he is. And...


... still kicking at 75. Good for him. Dude's sold 150 million records? And he's still touring at 75? He must love it -- or, you know, crazy gambling debts...

Wait, "Engelbert Humperdinck" wasn't his original name? "Arnold George Dorsey" was his birth name? OK, not exactly a marquee name -- but Engelbert Humperdinck? Where'd that come from?


Ah, his manager. Still. And it had been someone's actual name?


A 19th century composer. Well, then. You know, that makes me think of...


... the Princess Bride

Hey, what was that song that Engelbert Humperdinck is famous for?


Oh, right: "Release Me"


I should post something....


Reminded me of Eddie Izzard

Englebert Humperdinck was one of those singers in the 1960's / 1970's who changed their name to represent some classic figure of English literature or classical composition. That includes such singers as Tom Jones, Gilbert O'Sullivan (Gilbert & Sullivan) and the Australian pop singer William Shakespeare. Does this mean that we should be on the lookout for Geoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales at the next Alive at 5?

This is so clever! Well done, unidentified AOA writer.

Make fun of Englebert Humperdinck all you want AOA, but my sibs and I took our dad to see him at the Turning Stone and it was seriously one of the most entertaining shows I have ever been to. For realz, yo. The dude's hilarious.

(Now if this confession doesn't add to my mystic... ha!)

I mean MYSTIQUE! #wordsarehard

Hahaha, nice. I enjoyed that. However, this is a better clip for your purpose. (@ 3:20)


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