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Nick Lucas (I) (1897–1982)

Known in the "Roaring Twenties" as "the crooning Troubadour", Nick Lucas was one of the early stars of American popular music. He was a well-established, influential singer and guitarist. Nick would become one of the most popular crooners on radio. Nick Lucas was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1897. His birth name was Dominic Nicholas Anthony ... See full bio »

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 1974 The Great Gatsby
Singer (uncredited)
 1951 Disc Jockey
Nick Lucas
 1947 Big Time Revue (Short)
 1939 Yankee Doodle Home (Short)
Song Writer
 1935 Vitaphone Headliners (Short)
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Show Girl (1929). Musical comedy. Music by George Gershwin. Material by William Anthony McGuire. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn. Based the novel by J.P. McEvoy. Musical Director: William Daly. Additional lyrics by Thomas Malie, Sidney Skolsky, W.H. Farrell and Jimmy Durante. Additional music by W.H. Farrell and Jimmy ... See more »

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[on recording trouble with wax cylinders, around 1921] The tuba player and myself had to sit way back in the studio because when you blow notes out of the tuba it's too loud - the needle would jump off the cylinder and they'd have to start all over again. Same with the banjo. So I brought up the idea one morning of bringing my guitar to the studio and Sam [Lanin] put me under the horn. Visualize ... See more »


The Nick Lucas Plectrum Guitar Method was studied by Jazz Guitarist Joe Pass for a year. See more »

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