Thursday, August 18, 2016

"Dino was great"

Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we never ever tire of readin' others singin' the praises of our most beloved Dino, keepin' the Dino-light glowin' ever Dino-bright....likes 'specially when it is 'nother tremendously talented entertainer them self.  Likes it always always bring us  such pure pleasure to relay to all youse Dino-holics the almighty awesome adoration that a swank star has for our star of stars, our one, our only Dino.

Likes as we have done so so many times in the past, we are positively pleased as punch to share the deepest of deep devotion that singer Mr. Engelbert Humperdinck has for our King of Cool. Humperdinck has never ever forgotten the many many kindnesses extended to him by our main man when Engelbert was breakin' into show biz, and he takes every op to continue to express his long lastin' love for our Dino when he is interviewed.

Today we share with you part of an interview of Humperdinck conducted by Mr. Andrew Owen of the Entertainment section of the  New Zealand pad "stuff."  Engelbert will be playin' a series of gigs in NZ in September and the prose scribed by Owen will certainly draw many to his concerts.  We are sharin' the openin' paragraphs of Andrew's interview that radiate so so much delight in our Dino by Humperdinck.  To read the interview in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

Truly, truly in brings such happiness to our hearts to read Mr. Engelbert Humperdinck's absolute adulation of our most beloved Dino time and time 'gain in print.  Read it for yourselves pallies, and beautifully bask in the glorious glow of Engelbert's awesome appreciato for our one and only Dino...and if youse are like us, you will learn a new Dino-detail as well!

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Andrew Owen and all the folks at "stuff" for sharin' Mr. Humperdinck's interview so so lovin'ly ladened with amore for our Dino!   btw pallies, we have added a powerful pix of our Dino and Humperdinck from the Dino-show as well as a vid clip of Dino and Engelbert makin' music and havin' fun on the Dino-show as well!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Engelbert Humperdinck : 'I'm not a Mr Goody Two-Shoes by any means'


There's a video of Engelbert Humperdinck on YouTube - well, there are dozens and dozens, actually, but this one's particularly good.

It's nearly half-a-century old, culled from an episode of the Dean Martin Show, and shows the great man in his full technicolour pomp - big black hair, even bigger, blacker sideburns and that quite ridiculously big voice.

The song he's singing may not be the best ever written - indeed, a slight whiff of cheese wafts through the computer speakers the moment you press play - but you can see why Humperdinck became a star. He's loving every minute in the limelight. Even the famously laid-back host seems impressed.

"Dino was great," recalls the former Arnold Dorsey, down the line from Los Angeles. "When I first started in showbusiness they took me to prestigious places where they wanted me to play, and they took me to Vegas and they showed me the hotels where they wanted me to play, and the one that I particularly liked was one that was owned by Dean Martin.

 "Dino took me under his wing and he put his name on the marquee: 'Dean Martin presents Englebert Humperdinck'.

"I had a home in Vegas. He used to stay at that house, he used to live in my house when I wasn't there. He used to rent my home from me."

Dean Martin long ago departed for the great cabaret venue in the sky, but Humperdinck  - dubbed the King of Romance - is still going strong.

He's just marked his 80th birthday but still sounds in fine fettle - as Kiwi audiences will be able to judge when he arrives later this month for a short tour.

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