Engelbert Humperdink: The Last of the Great Romance Singers…and Much More!

Nov 1, 2016

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK                                      

As the voice behind such global hits as “Release Me,” “A Man Without Love,” “The Last Waltz,” “There Goes My Everything,” and “After The Lovin'”ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK — is rightfully hailed as by many as the last great romance singer of the 20th Century, and it’s true — the guy even makes sad tales of heartbreak sound beautiful.

But ol’ Engelbert is so much more than just your grandmother’s favorite crooner. Having just entered his eighth decade of life and preparing to celebrate his 50th year in show business in 2017, the man who still rocks sideburns like nobody’s business, has been known to cover contemporary rock ‘n’ roll tunes.

This radio program will feature some of his biggest hits, a couple of deep cuts and a truly lost classic that he recorded under his original stage name — Gerry Dorsey.   He discusess his long career, how he prevented The Beatles from having their 13th consecutive #1 single, how he beat Elvis in wearing big, bushy sideburns, his thoughts on his “rival” Tom Jones, and lots more.

Did you know Engelbert was one of the first artists host Tom Lounges ever spun as a DJ back in 1968 when he was rocking the turntable at a tavern across the big pond in Belgium.