Edited by Gerald Boerner
On New Year’s Eve would find our family visiting friends. While my parents played cards with these friends, we kids sat in the living room watching the special TV shows featuring the East coast celebrations, including Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians playing in the Roosevelt Hotel. As the crystal ball was falling to mark the new year, the orchestra would start playing “Auld Lang Syne”. After that we would fall asleep until we went home in the wee hours of the morning. Such was my introduction to Guy Lombardo.
He and his musicians entertained the upper crust of east coast society. He filled the need of Americans for a distraction from the Great Depression. His live broadcasts were carried on CBS radio and heard across the country. To those generations growing during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, he was like American Bandstand of the 1960s and MTV of later generations.
So, let’s get our exploration started… GLB
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