Guy Lombardo's Final New Year's Eve. Appearance - New Year's Eve. 1976-1977

Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians From Guy Lombardo's Final New Year's Eve. Appearance. The Band Performs: "Babyface," "I Write The Songs," "Charley, My Boy," "Feelings," "Silver Dollar," And "Give My Regards To Broadway." With Vocals By Ty Lemley And Kenny Gardner.

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Author Ettoredipugnar ( ago)
How things have changed !

Author Larry DeWein ( ago)
Guy Lombardo was one of the best of the era I grew up in, How unfortunate
to go from that GREAT era to the rock and roll rap crap that came and
destroyed real music forever. Fortunately with the preservation of
recordings and You Tube, I can still enjoy the era of the greatest music of
that time.

Author legasiguy ( ago)
These people look like they were in their 70's. Thank God we had Dick Clark
and now Ryan Seacrest to pump us up for the New Year.

Author Alan Hill ( ago)
Wow! ;-)

Author Joe Brentar ( ago)
"New York's Glamorous High Society"!!! What fun.

Author Joe Brentar ( ago)
The good old days. Even back then we thought the people dressed up dancing
and waiving was FUN to watch.

Author olflatop ( ago)
When I was a kid I thought this show was really square. My opinion hasn't
changed, but I can appreciate now that they were a good band.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
By the way,you've must have noticed by now that I'm Guy,s greatest fan.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
It's also interesting that there wasn't any trio in this clip,as in the
previous year when Peter Salvegio sang in the trio.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Another observation regarding Welk.He didn't play the Blackstone hotel in
Pittsburgh,it was the William Penn hotel.

Author Dorothy Gale ( ago)
Ben Grauer and Guy Lombardo died in the same year.

Author J Gary Fox ( ago)
Thanks for sharing ... and I watched this video instead of the crap that is
now featured as 2016 ended.

Author zibbyzubb ( ago)
Were these Guy Lombardo concerts really live on New Years Eve or was the
concert/dance pre taped like much of Dick Clarks NYRE was/is?

Author Win Lewis ( ago)
In the 40's the Waldorf Astoria had the NYC F.B.I. headquarters in it. My
Uncle Earl was the Supervisory Agent in Command (SAC) for NYC after 20
years with The New York State Police.
Happy New Year, Uncle Earl hope we've all lived close to your reputation
and Law Enforcement record.😇

Author Adrienne Elliott ( ago)
The days of yore

Author Earl Brown ( ago)

Author bmack ( ago)
What a great time! I moved from NYC to Hawaii and never looked back!

Author Presto418 ( ago)
The song "I Write The Songs" was written by Bruce Johnston of the Beach
Boys...the song is about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

Author Robert Rauschenbach ( ago)
I remember watching this and then the next year his brother led the band

Author defernomore ( ago)
Most of these songs aren't really my style but this is leagues better than
what get played on New Years shows lately. In fact I'll most likely rewatch
this later today instead of the usual dreck.

Author Mort Weiss ( ago)
"You can't go home again." but it sure was nice living there at the
time-Happy New year's ta ya a'l! Mort

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Another mistake on my part.Their were three woodwinds,not three

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
I would just like to make something a little clearer regarding my most
recent comment.During this show the two guest singers were Carol Lawrence
and Billy Ekstein,both of whom do not appear during the clip shown here.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
It's interesting to me that Guy augmented his brass section with one extra
trumpet and trombone but maintained the brass section at three
saxophones.I'm sure it was too give a better back up to Lawrence and
Ekstein,which I must admit they did very well.Guy did this in every show
from 71 on.I always thought in was ridiculous that he just couldn't bring
himself to add that fourth sax.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Another observation,this somewhat critical of Guy, particularly of the loss
of Victor playing baritone sax up to 71.He may have been able to replace it
and he did not.I suspect that he was loosing his fan base at this time,and
didn't want to decrease his personal income.Also some critics said the loss
of Carmen,who was the true inspiration and guidance,had a profound affect
on Guy.I also had an encounter with Guy,regarding my request for an
autograph,he looked at me contemptuously,but relinquished his signature
begrudgingly.Maybe it was his heart condition,or the fact that he had been
giving out autographs for over 45 years.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Correction,Bill Lombardo played the Rainbow Room in 80,not 81.He was
critiicized for playing New York with a disco beat.Deplorable!

Author mark stahle ( ago)
Guy Lombardo was born on June 17th, 1902 in the south end of London,
Ontario, Canada. His boyhood home has been designated a historical landmark

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
To me it's of interest to note that the last New Years Eve performance at
the Waldorf was in 79,which wasn't broadcast.And their very last New Year's
performance was in 80 at the Colonade Hotel in Boston which I
attended,still under Bill's leadership.Bill then finished at New York's
Rainbow Room.

Author Carl Triangolo (1375 years ago)
Arn't there any real Lombardo fans out there who can post some really
interesting things about this great outfit?Guy would certainly be very
appreciative if you could.

Author pranksterguy1 ( ago)
My fiance (got married 25 days later) and I were there that night-had a
great time!

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
by the way,Mr.Clifford's response regarding Welk was eMailed to me
directly,and is not included here.Well,Lawrence continues to be very
popular,so perhaps I went a little overboard regarding his band's lack of
appeal to me.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
In response to Richard Clifford regarding my comments about Lawrence Welk,I
also enjoy watching his show every week.Sometimes he's not that bad,but I
believe this is due to the type of music he plays,not the orchestra's
quality.He simply never made it during the Big Band Era,and I think for
good reason.

Author Christa Norman ( ago)
Guy is the second cousin to my grandmother, Helen. She told me stories
about when she was barley a teen singing on the radio with guy and he
offered her to tour with her but her parents said no, you are too young.
Lol she would of been famous for her singing and dancing but she might of
never had 7 kids and lots and lots of grand, great grand and great great
grand children. Guy was an amazing man and so talented! We still enjoy him
until this day. 

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
sorry again for my inability to spell correctly.Hunter Furst is an

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Sorry for the misspelling of Pittsburgh.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
by the way,I'll never understand how Lawrence Welk can be compared to
Guy.Welk did't make a musical dent during the Big Band Era.He played
exactly two weeks at the Roosevelt in the late forty's,primarily playing
the Blackstone Hotel in Pittsburg.Wow!Another television miracle,with his
mediocre band and lousy singers.

Author Legobrick3754 Productions NDCP AUTTP OWN TPNG EDCP ( ago)
Well not anymore Ryan is the new Mr. New Year's Eve 

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
another comment from Carl.You know,As a professional musician,I always
resented some so called critics referring to this band as Mickey Mouse,like
Sammy Kaye or Jan Garber.This was a very smart sophisticated group that
played the Roosevelt Hotel for thirty two seasons and during the thirty's
and forty's The Waldorf,at the Starlight Roof during the summers.Virtually
the Toast of New York.

Author John Paradise (986 years ago)
Since the passing of Guy Lombardo New Years Eve has never been the same!

Author George Maccarone ( ago)
What happy memories this video brings back. And what a schlockfest New
Year's eve has become since Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians have left
the stage. As a fellow Long Islander I remember Guy piloting his beautiful
mahogany speedboat through the moat at the Jones Beach Theater each night
before the summer stage shows proudly flying the American flag during the
National Anthem. He and his wonderful band are very much missed even after
all these years. No doubt "The Sweetest Music This Side Of Heaven" is now
"The Sweetest Music In Heaven." 

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Ty Lemley's banjo playing on Charley My Boy is terrific!

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
It's interesting that the young man on second trombone,Hunter Furst,is now
an optomalogist in Iowa.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
I'm sorry,Guy felt somehow compelled to play these dumb songs refereed
too,not didn't.By the way,I wish we could get the rest of this show,my
guess is problems with the Lombardo estate.Best part of Feelings is the
brass sections playing of Last Night I Got That Old Feeling,perfect

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
The Lombardo shows from the Roosevelt Hotel were by far superior.Guy didn't
somehow feel compelled to play such silly songs as Feelings and I Write The
Songs.For this great orchestra,these were ridiculous! I guess Guy felt
compelled to pander to a new generation.If you can find it,and it's not as
uncomplicated as it once was,watch the 57 show.This was when they played
great songs from the 30's through the 50's.This show was really Guy at his

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
although he was never a regular member of this band,Al Conti lead the so
called relief trio at the Roosevelt Hotel for Guy during the 50's.By the
way, if you have a chance to get to the Roosevelt,there are a number of
pictures of Guy.My personal favorite is Guy leading the band placed at the
door of the Roosevelt Grill.You'll have to search around for this as it's
on the lowest level of the hotel where the Grill was located.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Sorry about the use of it's instead of it.I always had difficulty typing.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
i enjoyed Al Conti's piano at a number of clubs in R.I. about 40 years
ago.It's should be noted that he played at the Waldorf's Peacock Alley
during the late 60's.He was discovered by Guy and Carmen at the Providence
R.I. Biltmore Hotel in the late 40's.

Author Raymond Julien ( ago)
5:46 on this video is Al Conti playing the piano. I had the great honor of
shaking hands
with this man when he played a grand piano at the Warwick Mall in RI. He
passed on
several years ago.

Author Nansbbgrand ( ago)
Always loved Guy Lombardo's New Year's Eve show. . . Still miss it!

Author MooPotPie ( ago)
This is great . . . but that rendition of the song "Feelings" was just
insufferable . . . as is any rendition of "Feelings".

Author sjtom57 ( ago)
With all the garbage in the world today I had to find some Guy Lombardo
vids. Happy New Year.

Author hisroyalness2 ( ago)
Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians From Guy Lombardo's Final New Year's
Eve. Appearance. The Band Performs: "Babyface," "I Write The Songs,"
"Charley, My Boy," "Feelings," "Silver Dollar," And "Give My Regards To
Broadway." With Vocals By Ty Lemley And Kenny Gardner.

Author Don Holdaway ( ago)
blind robbins or dried herring, herrings in wine sauce, egg nog and Auld
Langs Syne by Guy Lombardo. A new Years tradition started in the 1920's by
my grandfather! Haven't miss a year to the best of my knowledge. Here's to
64 years and many more!

Author Charlie IRVIN ( ago)
My Biggest Gift My Daughter was born New Years 12:00am Happy birthday to my
Lovely Daughter Tamara Nicole Irvin 1979 you are the biggest gift from god
love mommy and daddy i love you little Girl.

Author Charlie IRVIN ( ago)
Happy New years Royal Canadians Happy New to one and all 2015.

Author Edwin Harvey ( ago)
I was 13 years old then Dec 31st, 1976 and I probably watched this with my
mom and dad then!! I kind of remember this!! I turned 14 years old on May
21, 1977. The next year Guy Lombardo's brother took over!

Author 79pretzel ( ago)
True that the band did not have depth as in earlier years, but still such a
memorable event!

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
Do you recall when Kenny did not perform on New Years Eve? That was the
69-70 show.His replacement was a young man by the name of Tony Cointreau.He
was also the principal vocalist on Guy's 1969 Tropicana hotel album.What
happened to Kenny during this period?Did he retire?If anyone knows,please
fill me in.Thanks.

Author Carl Triangolo ( ago)
What a great band! However,it's too bad that Guy was using only three
saxophones during the 70's almost immediately after Carmen's death.Also ,
Kenny was no longer the wonderful singer he had been in the three previous
decades. What do you think?

Author mark harding ( ago)
US TV today is absolute garbage packed with mindless commercials. The old
media is dying out and it deserves to.
We have to go on the internet to get the greatest music and entertainment.
The New York Times, Time Magazine,
Chicago Tribune, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC are YESTERDAY'S MEDIA. It is old and
dying.....look at the junk on TV
today...viewership is less than half of what it used to be. Young people
have left the old media. This place, the internet, is where everyone is

Author Bryan Smith ( ago)
Is it possible to see the whole show? 

Author begs54 ( ago)
Remembering my parents was watching this every New Years in the 50's & 60's
on t.v..... Waiting for the ball to drop, holding up a glass of bubbly
,holding hands and dancing to Auld Lang Syne in our den. The crap that
that is on today on New Year's Eve is all flash. There is no warmth to
it, and reflection of the last year..... Something is just missing.. 

Author gmmix ( ago)
New Year's Eve without Guy Lombardo is like having Laurel without Hardy!

Author Remo Williams (332 years ago)
I dont believe i've taken interest nor seen a New Years eve special since.

Author Bill Lytle ( ago)
This is really great. There is a great pan showing my father in-law,
trombonist, Donald "Coop" Cooper. Are there any more videos of from this
era, showing Don?. Don played with the Royal Canadians from 1966 until Guy
Lombardo's death.

Author Micelli1947 ( ago)
Remember seeing this on TV as a youngster.

Author Paul Schedler ( ago)
Please post the full show :D

Author TAnglesmith ( ago)
Great tuba playing!!!

Author Erick Gaines Sanders ( ago)
When the Flagship Holiday had class.

Author wallofvideo ( ago)
i like how "i write the songs" and "feelings" were arranged and performed
as slow two-steps.

Author Peter Stofleth ( ago)

Author soulierinvestments ( ago)
I still don't get the lyrics to "I Write the Songs." Hard to sing with a
straight face.

Author Paul Joseph ( ago)
Please upload the whole video if you can someday

Author Paul Joseph ( ago)
Would love to purchase a DVD collection of these old Guy Lombardo New
Year's broadcasts if only they'd make one available.....

Author Mark Fischer ( ago)
I wish PBS or some channel would run these again...even a rerun from 1960
is better than that New Year's Eve crap that is on now. 

Author Joe Code stud ( ago)
I wish those folks still ran this country. Current Americans stink.

Author dddavids Ghost Cams ( ago)
I remember as kids we use to stay up and watch this. Most of the time we
did not make it to midnight.

Author Riden Roam ( ago)
i still have his record. but no record player. now i have downloaded the
Auld Lang Syne with Bell chimes on iTunes and i love it. i will always
forever play it every year very loud at 12 over and over. 

Author Brenda Lane ( ago)
Forever Mr. New Year's Eve...both Guy and Dick Clark.

Author Sal Morreale ( ago)
He was Mr. New Years Eve before Dick Clark. Music was basic but that but
he kept a lot of musicians working for a real long time. RIP Guy and thanks
for the memories! Remember watching with my grandparents and was
a musician and always working on New Years Eve.

Author steve kulick ( ago)
Great job from the Poconos in East Stroudsburg Pa! Brings back young
memories. I video taped 1983 - 84 (the whole show with the ball) but
nothing replaces good old Guy L...Mr New Years Eve. The crap today?? Just

Author Christopher Hagee ( ago)
Lee Jordan was the announcer for this (1976/1977) edition of the CBS-TV
Network's annual New Year's Eve airing of "New Year's Eve With "Guy"
Lombardo". The next 2 New Year's Eves (1977/1978 and 1978/1979) he would be
the Times Square reporter from the "Big Apple", N.Y. City, N.Y. on the New
Year's Eve festivities at the "Crossroads Of The World" on the "Great White
Way". Lee Jordan left CBS sometime in the 1990s.

Author eduardo govea arreguin ( ago)
Agradeceria subieras el tema ANASTASIA con Guy Lombardo. GRACIAS.

Author chickiepieone ( ago)
@guylombardo1...I wrote you a private message on your page regarding Ty

Author guylombardo1 ( ago)
Hello Everyone: At some future point, I will be able to post the rest of
the video that I have in my collection. But for technical reasons, I am an
unable to do it at this time. I am so glad you all are enjoying the music.
Musical Regards, Joe

Author Christopher Hagee ( ago)
Again, I'd like to have the December 31, 1975 (Wed.) telecast of the CBS-TV
Network's annual "New Year's Eve With Guy Lombardo" special be posted on
YouTube. Again I'd like to see the Times Square ball drop to mark the
dawning of that historic Bi-Centennial yr. of 1976. Again that was the late
G.A. ("Guy") Lombardo, Jr.'s next-to-last New Year's Eve special on CBS
Radio and TV, combined. I'd like to have the 1st half-hr. of that 1975/1976
New Year's special posted on YouTube plus the ball drop.

Author Blah asst ( ago)
Wonderful show, wonderful memories. Had tickets to see Guy in 1977 in
Little Rock, Arkansas, but he died before the show. Show still went on, had
a chance to talk to Guy's brother on the trumpet and Kenny Gardner.
Greatest band of them all.

Author TheTomato Man ( ago)
Like to see entire video, this is a classic, please post the rest if you
can, thanks

Author Richard Clifford ( ago)
And I'd like to see Al Pierson bring the Royal Canadians back on TV again.

Author Robert Grant ( ago)
God do I miss these days,New Years Eve is never the same without GUY, This
New Years Rockin Eve is GARBAGE.

Author Christopher Hagee ( ago)
I'd like to see the 1975/1976 "New Year's Eve With Guy Lombardo" CBS
original live telecast from December 31, 1975 (Wed.) which would be Guy's
next-to-last as we were usherin' in the dawnin' of that historic
Bi-Centennial yr. of 1976 be posted feat. the Times Square Midnight ball

Author Richard Clifford ( ago)
And can you post the 1977 show with Victor and Lebert?

Author monteleone1010 ( ago)
Good to see Kenny Gardner again, Cliff Grass, who used to play clarinet and
sax, and also made vocals, retired a couple of years before this show was
taped, if I'm not mistaken.

Author NoelGuyALfan ( ago)
Well done JE,this is BIG in Lombardo Loversland all over the world,wish the
Lombardo Family would get active in Youtube,and post some of their
priceless treasures to music maybe.... I d-r-e-a-m.... Cheers to ALL for
2013 :-) Warm Regards Noel from Aus

Author TheTomato Man ( ago)
I am so Happy you are going to post the rest of the Guy Lombardo New Years
Special, New Years Eve is not the Same without Guy, Again thank you for
posting this video

Author Pro Deo Et Patria Foundation ( ago)
Amen..there will never be another like him, whose name was synonymous with
a wholesome, fun way to celebrate New Year's Eve! God Bless you, Guy..we
miss you. 

Author guylombardo1 ( ago)
At some future point, I will post all of this show that I have. I do not
have ANY of the guest artist segments (Carol Lawrence or Billy Eckstine).
And I do not have any of Ben Grauer from Times Square. All I have is the
band performing their songs, and the countdown to midnight.

Author guylombardo1 ( ago)
Guy stopped playing at the Roosevelt Grill in 1962. That was his final NYE
appearance there (or so he thought). The following year, his TV show was
broadcast live from Grand Central Station. The next year it was broadcast
live from the new Americana Hotel in New York. In 1966, they returned to
the Grill Room for NYE as part of the "Les Crane Show." Finally, they moved
to the Waldorf where they remained until Bill Lombardo did his last
broadcast in 1978-1979.

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