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Guy Lombardo

A Canadian bandleader and violinist.

Famed band leader during the thirties and the forties.

Forming The Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor and other musicians from his hometown, Lombardo led the group to international success, billing themselves as creating "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven."

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

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.

In 2002 he was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame for his accomplishments.

Lombardo was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Guy Lombardo died in 1977 Housron, Texas.

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

All information may be obtained at the above web address above.

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