“But Gordon got drunk one night and looked at the records by his player and there was an album with a guy called Engelbert Humperdinck.”
It is believed this album, though not performed by a singer with that name, but was composed by classical composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who wrote the 19th-century opera Hansel and Gretel, along with many others.
Mr Macfarlane continued: “And he thought, ‘F**k it, that’s what we’ll do, we’ll call [him/you?] Arnold Massey Engelbert Humperdinck.’
“And he phoned everybody round saying, ‘I’ve found this great new singer Engelbert Humperdinck, and Arnold Massey could not even pronounce his own name for at least three weeks.