About the author: Steve Pauwels

Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH and managing editor of ClashDaily.com

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  • Jake

    Very interesting column!

    • sjplwc

      Thanks, Jake.

  • John Kirkwood

    SDG! Great column and now I’ll have to look up the song on youtube.

    • sjplwc

      Thanks, John. I put a link in the column. As far as I know, it’s working — works for me on this end. It’s a late, 1960’s style non-rock ballad, but I like it. Engelbert had a unique voice.

  • noweareman

    No argument here but I still love the 80’S

  • Lgbpop

    To Robert Plant and Elton John and Brad Delp, add Roger Daltrey and Ray Davies. Daltrey has range, tone and projection and can rock harder than anyone; Davies, while lacking a great voice, has a way of projecting a mental picture of his songs’ subjects – and evoking emotions – as he sings them that I’ve never heard in anyone else.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Type Humperdinck’s name on “Spotify” and you get several dozen of his songs to choose from.

  • g55rumpy

    my rock music collection = classic rock ie; the `60s steppenwolf, janis ,jimi,stones, alice,beatles, not much from `70s except ted. country; classic there hank sr., ernst, johnney, merle, buck , patsy. but all i listen to these days is `40s from the war years and old radio shows or classical you know the long haired stuff like mozart, brahms, bethoven

    • Dempsey Coleman

      How about Simon Crumb (Ferlin Husky) he had a great voice

  • Combat Veteran Seabee

    What? No mention of the one and only Tom Jones? He couild sing just like Engleburt Humperdink also! Both by the way are quite famous for their times in the spotlight!

  • Leo2Leo

    Whitney Houston comes to my mind…highly gifted, beautiful inside and out yet
    tragic.

  • Dempsey Coleman

    Stepping Wolf lead singer John Kay put out one Album I forget the name
    but it sounded more Country than anything else I loved that Album.

  • JoAnn C

    Thank you so much for this lovely article!!!! Thank you for recognizing the beautiful voice that IS Engelbert!!!! It is funny that you brought up the singers of today who use the “crutches” that are available to them when they record!!! Engelbert’s voice is pure…I’ve been at many of his concerts where he has put the microphone down and belted out a tune! He definitely has a gift!!!!

  • Grace4enge

    Engelbert is still going strong and his voice is as good, if not better, than it was when he was young. A comment said Tom Jones could sing like Engelbert. They have different styles and sing different types of songs. Tom is more rock and roll, while Engelbert is known for ballads, but sings all kinds of music very well, including rock and roll.

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  • feduptohere

    Thank you Steve, for this article ~ and I certainly agree with you, as to Engelbert Humperdinck. I heard him singing ‘Release Me’, via a radio DJ, 46+ years ago, had to find out more about him, joined everything I could to keep track of his appearances, and when he arrived in the U.S. – I had my first chance to see him in person at the riviera, in Las Vegas. He is as entertaining today, as he was back then. Yes, he has matured, and has added to his singing, with his wonderful sense of humor, his dancing, and numerous other talents that never cease to amaze his fans. A wonderful family man also, and is loved and respected by thousands of fans world wide. I agree there are many singers, each with their own style and following, and that is as it should be. Thank you once again, and have a very Happy New Year 2014….. Dorothy Whalen

    • sjplwc

      Thanks, Dorothy! :o)

  • Madeleine Grinyer

    An excellent and interesting article Steve. Thank you. Excellent synopsis. Engelbert is an excellent singer and entertainer and very much remains so to this day. It is accurate too that Engelbert is a real gentleman and has somehow managed to remain true to his values in keeping his family together over the years. Exceptional. Happy 2014.

    • sjplwc

      Madeleine — thank you!

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  • John Moses Browning

    Interesting article Steve, Thank you.

    • sjplwc

      Thanks, John! :o)

  • shannon attwood

    The most tragic, to me, is Elvis.

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