The Lombardo Story
by Beverly Fink Cline
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The Lombardo Story, Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians, the band's life and times, by
Beverly Fink Cline, is an eBook re-issue of a 1979 book published by Musson Book Co., a
division of General Publishing, Toronto, Canada.
Featuring an introduction by Lebert Lombardo, the book is written with co-operation by
members of the Lombardo family, who spoke on many occasions with the author (whose
grandfather was a childhood friend of Guy, Carmen and Lebert Lombardo) and provided
her with photographs from their personal collections.
The Lombardo Story also features reminiscences and photographs about other legendary
performers, songwriters and venues, contributed by other band members, friends and fans.
These memories range from stories about Louis Armstrong, John Jacob Loeb, the Roosevelt
Grill, the Waldorf-Astoria, Guy's speedboating victories, to, of course, the band's longtime
association with the song Auld Lang Syne and New Year's Eve.
The book features an introduction from the late Lebert Lombardo, an excerpt of which follows:
About The Author
Beverly Fink Cline (also writing as Bev Cline) is a writer and editor based in Toronto,