Lebert Lombardo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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 nameLebert Joseph Lombardo
Born(1905-02-11)February 11, 1905
London, Canada
DiedJune 16, 1993(1993-06-16) (aged 88)
Sanibel, Florida, U.S.
InstrumentsTrumpet, vocals
Associated actsGuy Lombardo, Royal Canadians

Lebert Lombardo (February 11, 1905 – June 16, 1993) was a musician with the Royal Canadians and a 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 brother Victor and son Bill briefly assumed the role of bandleaders. Shortly thereafter Lebert retired from performing but licensed the orchestra to various bandleaders to keep the Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven played! Al Pierson is the current bandleader and has been for more than 25 years.

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. Lebert had seven children; Susan Ann, Peter, Bill, John, Liz, Gina, and Carmen.

See also[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

5. Gina Lombardo, daughter

External links[edit]