Friday, 2 March 2012

Hurrah for Engelbert!

It must have been in 1967 or 1968 that our mother took us to see Engelbert in Christmas panto at the London Palladium, when 'Last Waltz' has just been in the charts. He had magnificent stage presence even then, and I suspect even more so now. An Engelbert ballad is just what's needed for Eurovision, along with Wogan and Katie Boyle. I haven't watched it for a decade, but this will bring me back to the screen. 


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well if we can't beat them, we might as well have some fun at their expense!

Coney Island

Greg Tingey said...

Ken Dodd will go ballistic - bet there'll be some very good jokes out of this - apart from "englebert" himself, of course!

Ian R Thorpe said...

You would sit through 72 hours of Europop to hear one ballad by Engelberts. He's good but I didn't think he was THAT good

anon 2 said...

It's rather fascinating that he's 75! I think I'd have to try and watch at least one of his sessions. Presumably he's had a facelift (or 2).