Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey) was born in Madras,
India as one of ten children to British Army NCO Mervyn Dorsey and
his wife Olive. He moved with his family to Leicester, England, when
he was ten. The singers biggest hit was "Release Me" in 1967. His
stage name was borrowed from the German 19th-century composer
of operas such as Hansel and Gretel.