Kenny Gardner


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This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Kenny Gardner was a popular vocalist during the Big Band Era who witnessed firsthand the power of music uniting generations of dancers during the golden age of swing. Kenny married Guy Lombardi's sister, Elaine, in 1942 and performed with the Lombardo Orchestra until 1978. Along the way he recorded several hits with the band including "Enjoy Yourself" and "Frankie and Johnny."