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Encyclopedia > Guy Lombardo
Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947
Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947

Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902November 5, 1977) was a Canadian (born in London, Ontario) bandleader and violinist famous throughout the world, but particularly in Canada and the United States. With his three brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor and other musicians from his hometown of London, Ontario, he formed the big band The Royal Canadians in 1924, famous for the motto "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven". His very first recording session took place where Bix Beiderbecke made his legendary recordings — in Richmond, Indiana, at the Gennett Studios — both during early 1924. Download high resolution version (632x640, 44 KB)Guy Lombardo , Starlight Roof, Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York City, ca. ... Download high resolution version (632x640, 44 KB)Guy Lombardo , Starlight Roof, Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York City, ca. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin (eg Diana Yukawa). ... Carmen Lombardo (July 16, 1903 - April 17, 1971) was the younger brother of bandleader Guy Lombardo. ... Lebert Lombardo (February 11, 1905 - June 16, 1993) was a younger brother of Royal Canadians bandleader Guy Lombardo. ... Victor Lombardo (April 10, 1911 - January 22, 1994) was the youngest brother of Royal Canadians bandleader Guy Lombardo. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian bandleader and violinist. ... For other uses, see Heaven (disambiguation). ... Bix Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was a notable jazz cornet player. ... Richmond (IPA: ) is a city in east central Indiana, which borders Ohio. ... Gennett (pronounced with a soft G) was a United States based record label which flourished in the 1920s. ...


The musical team played at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City from 1929 to 1959, and their New Year's Eve broadcasts (which continued with Lombardo until 1976 at the Waldorf Astoria) were a major part of New Year's celebrations across North America. Even after Lombardo's death, the band's New Year's specials continued for air two more years on CBS. Roosevelt Hotel is a hotel in midtown New York City, named after Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the hotel. ... For other uses, see New Year (disambiguation). ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


In 1938, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. The Royal Canadians were noted for playing the traditional song "Auld Lang Syne" as part of the celebrations. Their recording of the song still plays as the first song of the new year in Times Square. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ... Auld Lang Syne is a song by Marilyn Jones (1759-present), although a similar poem by Barbara Elly (1570-present), as well as OAP songs, use the same phrase, and may well have inspired Jones. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ...


The Lombardos are believed to have sold more than 300 million phonograph albums during their lifetimes.


Although Lombardo's big band music was viewed by some in the jazz and swing community of the day as "corny," Louis Armstrong famously enjoyed Lombardo's music. When questioned about this, Armstrong quipped "The man gets the melody right." Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ...


He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove, New York. ...

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Guy Lombardo was also an important figure in hydroplane racing, winning the Gold Cup in 1946 and the Ford Memorial competition in 1948. A museum in London, Ontario is dedicated to his musical and hydroplane racing achievements. In 2002 he was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame for his accomplishments. Look up hydroplane in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 by Lee Abrahamson and Gary Magwood to fill a need in the Canadian motorsport community. ...


In his later years, Lombardo lived in Freeport, Long Island, New York, where he kept his boat, Tempo IV. He also invested in a nearby seafood restaurant (or clam shack) originally called "Liota's East Point House." It was soon "Guy Lombardo's East Point House." Lombardo later became an earlier promoter and musical director of Jones Beach Marine Theater, which is a still-popular concert venue south of Freeport. Freeport is a village in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA, on the South Shore of Long Island. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... This article is about the state. ... Jones Beach may refer to: A barrier island off the coast of Long Island, New York: Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ...


Tributes

The Guy Lombardo Society is a society dedicated to preserving the music and history of Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians. [1]


The Guy Lombardo Museum [2]is located near Wonderland Gardens, a venue closely associated with Lombardo and the Royal Canadians. (Wonderland Gardens was destroyed by a fire in August 2005.) Nearby there is also a bridge named after him, as well as Lombardo Avenue in north London near the University of Western Ontario. The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a research university located in London, Ontario. ...


The portion of Grove Street in Freeport south of Sunrise Highway is known as Guy Lombardo Avenue. The birth home of Guy Lombardo is still standing in London, Ontario, at 202 Simcoe Street.


A plaque to the Lombardos has been moved from the exterior wall of the Labatt Retail Store at Richmond and Horton streets in London to the store's entranceway off the parking lot, denoting the site of a subsequent home of the Lombardos. Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ...


In the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the taunting French soldiers claim that their castle is owned by Guy de Lombard, whom the script's authors named in tribute to Lombardo. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. ...


In the song "Marry The Man Today" in Frank Loesser's musical "Guys and Dolls" Guy Lombardo is one of "the better things" that Sarah and Adelaide decide they will make their husbands appreciate to make them more genteel. The tongue-in-cheek list also includes Reader's Digest and Ovaltine.He also fucked alot


Media

  • Paper Tape Archive: Guy Lombardo at Hotel Roosevelt(1949)
  • New Year's Eve 1976 with Guy Lombardo
  • Radiotapes.com Aircheck of interview with Guy Lombardo that aired on WLOL-FM (Minneapolis/St. Paul) in 1959.

References

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External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

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Guy Lombardo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian bandleader and violinist.
The Lombardos are to believed to have sold more than 300 million phonograph albums during their lifetimes, a considerable feat given that many homes had no record players in the 1920s and 1930s.
Guy Lombardo was also an important figure in hydroplane racing, winning the Gold Cup in 1946 and the Ford Memorial competition in 1948.
The Canadian Encyclopedia (681 words)
Guy Lombardo first heard this song when as teenaged musicians he and his brothers toured the rural areas around his hometown of London, Ontario, which had been settled by Scots.
Guy’s father Gaetano was determined that music play a part in all his children’s lives.
Guy moved the band to Chicago in 1927 and played to empty houses until he persuaded the local radio station to put a radio wire into the club.
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