Lombardo, Guy

Lombardo, (Gaetano Alberto) Guy

(1902–77) bandleader; born in London, Ontario. His band began performing in the United States in 1923. As Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, they went to New York in 1929 and were featured at the Roosevelt Grill for 33 years. In addition to touring extensively and making many successful recordings, the band appeared on radio, television, and in films and appeared live on television every New Year's Eve for many years.