Engelbert Humperdinck – ‘I used to be haunted by Elvis’ ghost in King’s Vegas suite’ | Music | Entertainment | EUROtoday
Back within the Nineteen Seventies, Elvis Presley and Engelbert Humperdinck had been contemporaries and would typically stumble upon one another backstage in Las Vegas.
Speaking completely with Express.co.uk in promotion of his new Elvis duet with EMIN, the 87-year-old legend shared fond recollections of his outdated pal, The King of Rock and Roll.
The singer stated: “Elvis was a year older than me, so he had a little bit more experience.
“He was a great character and I admired him a great deal. And I can honestly say that I learned a lot from watching him work on stage.
“He was very, very nice, very honest, and very humble and charismatic. And he never took his image seriously.”
Asked about their Las Vegas years collectively, Engelbert spoke of them each going to see one another’s exhibits. And when the Brit carried out on the International Hotel the place The King had his residences, he would keep within the Elvis suite on the prime of the constructing on the thirtieth ground.
He shared: “It was just a magical place to be. When he passed away there was a lot of mystery going on up there.” Staying there one night time, the singer requested a tape to study lyrics to a tune however then one thing spooky began taking place.
Engelbert remembered: “When we got this tape, I put it in the machine and the machine ate the tape. And I thought to myself, ‘This is a brand new machine… I think this is the work of Elvis!’
“I went to bed that night and had the light on and it kept switching off every time I turned it back on. And my hair stood up and I said Elvis, ‘Why are you doing this to me? I’m your friend!’ But I think he was just making himself known and wanted to say, ‘Thank you for being in my suite and thank you for being my friend.’”
Engelbert has a brand new Elvis cowl duet out of Help Me Make It Through The Night with common collaborator EMIN, who sees each singers as his idols.
The tune is a single from the Azerbaijani singer’s new Elvis covers album Now or Never, which was produced by David Foster, who was as soon as married to The King’s outdated flame Linda Thompson.
EMIN stated: “There’s nobody better on this planet than David Foster, to deliver this in a very classical, credible way and for maintaining the DNA of these songs, making them sound contemporary enough to appeal to a young audience. But at the same time, keeping all the beautiful arrangements and strings that were embedded in this music 50, 60 years ago. I think he’s done an absolutely beautiful job executing that.”
EMIN’s new album Now or Never is out now that includes the only Help Me Make It Through The Night with Engelbert Humperdinck.