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October 14, 2009

RIP Captain Lou Albano

Tags: captain lou, captain lou albano, cyndi lauper, lou albano, , WWE, wwf

Professional wrestling is built around oversized personalities and very few could match Captain Lou Albano, who passed away this week.

Kevin Eck from the Baltimore Sun has a beautiful tribute here.

What I want to do is share some memories of Captain Lou, who was a major cultural icon in the 1980s.  Enjoy!

A classic WWF interview:


Boasting Greg “The Hammer” Valentine:


He rose to a whole new level by appearing in Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” music video:


And was immortalized by the song “Captain Lou” by the band NRBQ:


Captain Lou was SUPER MARIO!  How frickin’ cool is that?


Rest in peace and thanks for the memories!

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