Thursday, January 04, 2007

Corrie Canucks Want to Know More About the King of Romance

You're such an inquisitive lot.

From Wiki:

Arnold George Dorsey (born May 2, 1936 in Madras, India) is a well-known pop singer of the 1950s-present. Of Anglo Indian ethnicity, he was raised in Leicester, England, and adopted the stage name Engelbert Humperdinck, after the famous German opera composer. Dorsey has sold about 150 million records and has established himself as one of the world's premiere live performers in a number of sold-out tours. The title of "King of Romance" was given him by his fans. He has over 200 fan clubs around the world.[

Personally, EH always kind of grossed me out.


John said...

I liked Eddie Izzard's take on the name change:

His name changed from Jerry Dorsey to Englbert Humperdink! I mean, I'd just like to be in the room when they were working that one through:

"Zinglebert Bambledack! Yingeebert Dangleban! Zanglebert Dingleback! Winglebert Humptiback! Slupbum Waller!"


"All right, Kringlebert Fishtibuns! Steveibuns Buttrentrunden …"

"No, Jerry Dorsey! I like–"

"No, we can't … let's see, we have Zinglebert Bambledack, Dinglebert Wangledack, Slupbum Waller, Klingibum Fistlbars, Dinglebert Zambeldack, uh … Jerry Dorsey, Englerbert Humptiback, Zinglebert Bambledack, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dinglebert Wingledank …"

"No, no, go back one!"

GoBetty said...

I'd hit that. Yeah baby.

John said...

How can you not hit someone with a name like Dinglebert Wingledank?

John said...

Oh "HIT" as in...never mind.

The Big Seester said...


I'm with you on EH. But, on the other hand, the 70s were sooo chock full of sleazy lounge lizard types that I have probably developed a complex about it.

What a horrible polyester-and-bad-facial-and-body-hair-laden decade to grow up in.

On the other hand, my first official crush was on Barry Gibb, so...

Michigander Fan

Jacqueline said...

Parker Stevenson and Derek from the Bay City Rollers.

Pamer said...

"Dinglebert Wingledank" ROFLOL

The Big Seester said...

Parker Stevenson was quite dreamy as well. Also Han Solo.

You know, even as a child, I was very certain. All my friends liked Andy Gibb, not Barry, but I just knew Barry was a MAN and Andy was a BOY.

Same thing with Parker Stevenson vs. Shaun Cassidy. I mean, why any girl would prefer Joe Hardy when they could have Frank is beyond me. Why would you want the guy who's inquisitive and gets you locked in a dungeon when you can have the guy who SAVES THE DAY. Plus Frank had a J-O-B, which made him a more productive member of society.

Heady thoughts for a 10 year old, I know.

Michigander Fan

Anonymous said...

EH is certainly no Tom Jones. Now there's a man who knows how to set the mood (not to mention how to shake that ass)...

missusmac said...

Absolutely, Karen! EH is low rent Tom Jones.