'Captain Lou' Albano dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Captain Lou Albano, the charismatic professional wrestler who appeared in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" video, has died. He was 76. World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed the death Thursday on its Web site.
Albano performed with WWE from 1983 to 1996, when he was inducted into its hall of fame. He began his wrestling career in Canada in 1953.
Albano expanded his fan base greatly when he played Lauper's father in the video for her hit single on a fledgling MTV in 1983.
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Cindy Lauper - Girls Just 'W' Have Fun -
Yep..He "managed" Cyndi Lauper at Wrestlemania. He was such a great character. RIP Captain Lou...
I used to have a thing for Cyndi hehe ... I was 10 so come on let me slide LOL ...
I never noticed Lou is in this video as well .... at the 2:02 2:10 ish point dressed as a girl....
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God Speed Captain.
I posted this in the other Albano thread, but it's buried, so...
Only the Grand Wizard was better at the time.
I heard Yo La Tengo do a cover of a song about him but could never find any info on the original...I did, however, find the lyrics to it:
"Some say the man’s not wrapped too tight,
Captain Lou, Captain Lou, Captain Lou
But when he’s on the scene, everything’s alright,
Captain Lou, Captain Lou Albano.
With a man of a thousand faces,
I know we’ll be goin’ places (HEY!)
I’m gonna stick with "The Guiding Light,"
Captain Lou, Captain Lou Albano."
So long, Guiding Light.
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