British pop music emerged in the mid-to late 1950s, and has dominated the world charts ever since. With a wealth of pop history in it's archives, British Pathé salutes some of the biggest, most exciting acts ever.
9. Engelbert Humperdinck
Born Arnold George Dorsey on the 2nd May, 1936, he changed his name to the more arresting Engelbert Humperdinck in 1965. Engelbert Humperdinck was a 19th-century composer of operas such as Hansel and Gretel.
Humperdinck found himself back in the news this year when it was announced that he would represent the United Kingdom in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
You can catch a glimpse of The Hump in this dazzling 1960s newsreel:
Film: Variety Club Awards Luncheon