Vincent Lopez

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
Sadly little known and under-appreciated today, Brooklyn-born Lopez was already leading his own band by age 22 and was one of the first well-known band leaders to emerge in the 1920's, thanks to his exposure on the new medium of radio. In his day, he was as widely known as 'Paul Whiteman'; the both of them among the first to keenly utilize radio as a means of self-promotion. Lopez' trademark song was "Nola" (by Felix Arndt) that was invariably accompanied by his familiar "Lopez speaking!" intro, and with it, his popularity continued well into the 1940's. Read more...


Character: Himself

Those Blues 1932

Character: Himself - Band Leader

Texaco Star Theatre 1948