- Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians rang in the New Year with
Auld Lang Syne in the Starlight Roof, broadcast on CBS Radio every year from 1954 until 1976, just prior to his death in 1977.
- The Royal Canadians had 14-18 members with 5 Lombardo siblings involved The Royal Canadians had a long term gig at The Roosevelt Hotel Grill and rang in the New Years from 1929 until 1954
- Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians introduced 300 songs- many of them commercial successes including 21 #1 hits
- Auld Lang Syne was Guy Lombardo’s theme song. The song was derived from a Scot poet’s sentimental song by the same name. That poet was Robert Burns.