He said Elvis Presley was one of his biggest musical influences. They met many times when both were performing in Las Vegas and became good friends. 'Elvis was a true and generous gentleman, who always was warm and embraced people that he was close to. I was always impressed that Elvis would look you right in the eye when he talked to you. He was sincere in everything he asked you. I learned about humility, charm and how to work an audience from watching Elvis in concert. If you're going to steal - and every performer does it from someone at some time - then steal from the best, which Elvis was', he said.
Engelbert Humperdinck & Elvis Presley.