Victor Lombardo

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Victor Lombardo
Guy Lombardo and siblings.jpg
Victor Lombardo at top left with brothers Guy, Lebert and Carmen and sister Rose Marie.
Born Victor Lombardo
April 10, 1911
Died January 22, 1994
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Musician
Spouse(s) Virginia Dabe (1931 - ?)
Kathryn Baggott (? - 1994, his death)
Children Guy Victor Lombardo
David Lombardo

Victor Lombardo (April 10, 1911 – January 22, 1994) was the youngest brother of Royal Canadians bandleader Guy Lombardo.[1]

Early years[edit]

Lombardo was born in London, Ontario, Canada, the son of Gaetano and Angelina Lombardo. His father was a tailor.[2]

Music[edit]

Along with brothers Carmen and Lebert, he was a member of the original Royal Canadians, playing saxophone with the band.

In the late 1940s, Lombardo had his own 20-piece orchestra that featured "the smooth Lombardo family style of music that has won the applause of appreciative audiences throughout the entire nation."[3] The group had its own radio program on the Mutual Broadcasting System.[4]

Later, he rejoined the band and ultimately replaced older brother Guy as bandleader after Guy's 1977 death.[5] That tenure was short, however, as he and the Royal Canadians parted ways early in 1978. His brother, Lebert, attributed the separation to Victor's desire to make changes in the orchestra's personnel and its sound.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On November 10, 1931, Lombardo married Virginia Dabe, in Manhattan, New York.[7] His second wife was the former Kathryn Baggott.[8]

Death[edit]

Lombardo died January 22, 1994, in Boca Raton Community Hospital. He was 82.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spoonts, Lucille (April 17, 1934). "Lombardo Brothers Agree on Two Things -- Fishing and Music; Dynamos of Energy". Texas, Amarillo. The Amarillo Globe-Times. p. 7. Retrieved February 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ LaMendola, Bob (January 24, 1994). "V. Lombardo, Bandleader, Sax Player". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Beatrice Kay Featured Now At State, Hartford". Maryland, Hagerstown. The Morning Herald. October 10, 1947. p. 10. Retrieved February 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ "WKRZ Program Schedule". Pennsylvania, Franklin. The News-Herald. September 6, 1946. p. 11. Retrieved February 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ Moore, Frazier (December 26, 2001). "New Year's Eve TV isn't same without Guy Lombardo". California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Sentinel. p. 18. Retrieved February 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  6. ^ "Victor Lombardo leave's brother's band on sour note". Texas, Paris. The Paris News. February 15, 1978. p. 15. Retrieved February 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  7. ^ "Lombardo-Dabe". New York, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 11, 1931. p. 8. Retrieved February 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  8. ^ a b "Funeral Tuesday for bandleader Victor Lombardo". UPI. January 24, 1994. Retrieved 11 February 2016.  – via General OneFile (subscription required)