Engelbert Humperdinck Speaks of Loss of David Bowie and George Michael
International music legend Engelbert Humperdinck recently spoke with the UK’s Mirror about his remarkable career, how he will never stop performing, and the loss of two music icons David Bowie and George Michael. You can read some of the interview below, but be sure to visit Mirror.co.uk for more.
Engelbert Humperdinck has spoken of his sadness at the loss of George Michael. The veteran crooner, 81, says the music world has lost many talented stars in recent years, including the Fast Love singer and David Bowie .
“I’ve worked with some great people and we’ve lost a few of those over the years,” said Engelbert. “I knew David Bowie and George Michael. It’s sad, they both went too early. But when you’re time is up, it’s up. That’s why you have to make the most of it until then.They made their mark on the world and hopefully so will I. Hopefully it doesn’t call me too quickly. I’m not ready to go yet.”
Engelbert – who is celebrating 50 years since his first hit record Release Me – says that he has no plans to retire.
“I will never retire,” he said. “Performing is who I am and I want to do it to the end. I want to keep the fire burning and the only way to do it is make new music.”
Despite his age, Engelbert is still traveling the world performing 80 shows a year. “I surprise myself. I go on and play for 2 hours and I come off ok. I’m not pooped. I don’t feel my age most days. Sometimes I get aches and pains and other times I don’t feel like getting on stage but as soon as I’m out there the showbiz starts.”
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