Lebert Lombardo

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Lebert Lombardo
Guy Lombardo and siblings.jpg
Lebert Lombardo at top right with brothers Guy, Victor, and Carmen, and sister Rose Marie
Background information
Birth name Lebert Joseph Lombardo
Born (1905-02-11)February 11, 1905
London, Ontario, Canada
Died June 16, 1993(1993-06-16)
Sanibel, Florida, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trumpet, vocals
Associated acts Guy Lombardo, Royal Canadians

Lebert Lombardo (February 11, 1905 – June 16, 1993) was a musician with the Royal Canadians and the younger brother of Guy Lombardo.

Music career[edit]

Lombardo was born in London, Ontario, Canada.[1] With his brother Carmen, Lebert was a member of the original Royal Canadians, playing trumpet,[2] cornet, and drums,[1] and occasionally singing. His younger brother Victor Lombardo joined the band later, although Victor was never a partner; ownership of the band remained with the three older brothers.

Lebert Lombardo was never a jazz musician, but trumpeter Louis Armstrong named Lebert as one of his favorite trumpeters, citing Lombardo's ability to play the melody beautifully.[citation needed]

After Guy Lombardo's death in 1977, Lebert's son Bill briefly assumed the role of bandleader. They both retired a few years later, ending the involvement of the Lombardo family in the band.

Personal life[edit]

On June 14, 1937, Lombardo married Helen Healey in New York City.[3] Earlier, he had been married to a woman whose first name was Carol.[4] He married Peggy Landers on January 31, 1962.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guy Lombardo Here Tomorrow". Ohio, East Liverpool. The Evening Review. August 20, 1928. p. 5. Retrieved February 12, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Roberts, Joe (December 28, 1977). "Lombardo: old acquaintance not forgotten". California, Van Nuys. Valley News. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Many Present at New York Wedding". Pennsylvania, Bradford. Bradford Evening Star and The Bradford Daily Record. June 14, 1937. p. 3. Retrieved February 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Lone Bandit Robs Lebert Lombardo, Of $500 And Jewelry". Pennsylvania, Indiana. The Indiana Gazette. May 24, 1930. p. 13. Retrieved February 12, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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