(1902–77), US bandleader; born in Canada; full name Gaetano Alberto Lombardo. His dance band, formed in 1920 and named the Royal Canadians in 1927, played the “sweetest music this side of heaven,” and his New Year’s Eve broadcasts from New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel became a national tradition.
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Syllabification: Lom·bar·do, Guy
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