Life and Times: Season 3, Episode 10

Guy Lombardo: When We Danced (31 Dec. 1998)

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Features rare home movies and interviews with Steve Allen, Lombardo's surviving siblings, and former members of the Royal Canadians. To observe that Lombardo was "the only Canadian ever to create an American tradition."

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His name is synonymous with New Year's Eve; Auld Lang Syne was his signature song, and now Guy Lombardo's music and life story is showcased in Guy Lombardo: When We Danced. Narrating this biography of the bandleader and his Royal Canadians is Oscar nominee Roy Schieder ("All That Jazz," "French Connection"). For decades it was a tradition for millions to celebrate the New Year with Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians. TV legend Steve Allen says in this documentary, "What Santa Claus is to Christmas, Guy Lombardo is to New Year's Eve." An immigrant's son, raised in London, Ontario, Lombardo went on to sell over 200 million records, recorded 1000 songs (with 250 hits), and played alongside Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, and Kate Smith. He performed at Inaugural Balls for seven U.S. presidents, and is credited with helping launch the careers of George Burns and Gracie Allen. For 47 years, the band played at New York's Waldorf Astoria and Roosevelt hotels and jazz giant Louis Armstrong called ... Written by MDF Productions Inc

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