Gerry Dorsey

Arnold George Dorsey was born on May 2nd, 1936 in Madras, India and was raised in Leicester, England.

One day, while joking around with his friends, he was 'dared' to sing a song in a song contest.  Not only did Arnold surprisingly win, but he received a standing ovation.

In 1966, Arnold's manager, Gordon Mills changed the singer's name from Gerry Dorsey, the stage name Arnold was using at the time, to 'Engelbert Humperdinck', after a 19th century Austrian composer famous for writing 'Hansel and Gretel'. Engelbert's rise to fame and stardom started when he sang 'Release Me' on the popular British TV show, 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium.'

Shortly after his instant success, he was given his own television show. Engelbert soon made hit after hit and In 1976, Engelbert once again proved to the world his superstar status with another huge hit which brought him to the top of the charts again.

Engelbert has won numerous Grammy awards including the Golden Globe Award  for "Entertainer of the Year," and he has earned his star on the famous "Hollywood Walk of Fame."

In 2000, Engelbert's new album "At His Very Best," made it to the top 10 on the UK Official Charts and climbed up to number 5.  Engelbert, who is a nonstop workaholic is continuously recording  and currently enjoys touring all over the world.

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