Guy Lombardo

Guy Lombardo

Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian-American bandleader and violinist.

Lombardo formed the Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor, and other musicians from his hometown. They billed themselves as creating "the sweetest music this side of Heaven". The Lombardos are believed to have sold between 100 and 300 million records during their lifetimes, many featuring the band's lead singer, Kenny Gardner.

Lombardo first performed in public with his brother Carmen at a church lawn party in London in 1914.[5] His first recording session took place where cornetist Bix Beiderbecke made his legendary recordings—in Richmond, Indiana, at the Gennett Studios—both during early 1924.

After that solitary Gennett session, they recorded two sessions for Brunswick, a rejected session in Cleveland in late 1926 and an issued session for Vocalion in early 1927. The band then signed to Columbia and recorded prolifically between 1927 and 1931. In early 1932, they signed to Brunswick and continued their success through 1934 when they signed to Decca (1934–35). They then signed to Victor in later 1935 and stayed until the middle of 1938 when again they signed to Decca.

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Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland
A Sailboat in the Moonlight
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
So Rare
That Old Feeling
When Did You Leave Heaven?

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