Friday, January 4, 2013

Fun Friday - Happy New Year with Music Legend Guy Lombardo Tribute

As a child and young adult, to me, Guy Lombardo WAS New Year's Eve.  Today we seldom watch television on December 31st.

The Lombardo's were born in London, ON and his boat Tempo VI was housed in London, ON and the Miss Canada that beat and then was beaten by Lombardo's hydroplane was from Ingersoll, ON. 

I think of that wonderful New Year's Eve music each and every time I drive over the Guy Lombardo Bridge, the only tangible monument to the musician left in London.

With all those local connections to the Embro Thistle Singers (one of the drivers of Guy's boat was from Embro, ON) I couldn't help but share this great video full of Guy's music and history.
Happy New Year!!

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