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Guy Lombardo

Founder of London's Italian Community Dies

110 years ago, Carmelo Paladino passed away on March 10th, 1907 at the family residence at 138 Queen's Avenue.  He was the patriarch and co-founder, with Angelo Dambra, of London's Italian community in 1874.  He was also the maternal grandfather of Guy Lombardo. 

Auld Lang Syne

For over 30 years, former Londoner Guy Lombardo (1902-1977) and his Royal Canadians rang in the New Year at the Roosevelt Grill in New York City with their rendition of Auld Lang Syne.  Guy's musical career began when his father purchased a three-quarter sized violin for him.   Anthony Vita, who died  65 years ago tomorrow on January 9th, 1948, gave Guy his first music lesson.    

Arthur