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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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 1975 The Day of the Locust (performer: "I WISHED ON THE MOON")
 1974 The Great Gatsby (performer: "When You and I Were Seventeen", "I'm Gonna Charleston Back to Charleston", "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")
 1954 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Great Personalities (1954) ... (performer: "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me" - uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows (performer: "Lady Luck" (1929), "The Only Song I Know" (1929), "Li-Po-Li" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Gold Diggers of Broadway (performer: "Go to Bed", "What Will I Do Without You", "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine", "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me", "In a Kitchenette" - uncredited)
 1928 Lonesome (performer: "Always" - uncredited)
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Blackouts of 1949 (1949). Musical revue. Music by Charles Henderson and Royal Foster. Book by Ken Murray. Lyrics by Charles Henderson and Royal Foster. Musical Director: Bert Shefter. Special dialogue and comedy material by Royal Foster. Music arranged by Alexander Courage. Scenic Design by Ben Tipton. Gowns designed by Betty ... 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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