Richie Rosenberg - "LaBamba"

"LaBamba"

From an interview by Patrick Jones:

"I had an Afro and a Fu Manchu at the time. Everybody from Asbury Park was given a nickname: Jukes (Southside Johnny), The Boss (Springsteen), and Miami (Steven Van Zandt). The roadie said, 'We have to come up with a nickname to call this guy. He looks Spanish.' I'm Jewish, not Spanish," he now laughs. "But Bruce got up on the bar there and started shouting, 'Give me an L; give me an A; give me a B.' He christened me, you know. And I kept the nickname."

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... Members of the band have participated in skits on Late Night, particularly fedoraed LaBamba—who rarely speaks on air and is often the punchline of O'Brien's jokes—and bald, bespectacled Mark Pender, who ... had unexpectedly cut to the band for a reaction shot, caught LaBamba consulting his sheet music with a somewhat puzzled look on his face ... This caused Conan to draw attention to Rosenberg's goof, and to claim that LaBamba could not read music ...
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... The other six members were Mark Pender on trumpet, Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg on trombone, Mike Merritt on bass, Jerry Vivino on saxophone and brother Jimmy Vivino on ... "LaBamba" was also used as the butt of many of Conan's jokes ... These humorous sketches usually revolved around LaBamba's sizeable mustache, his poor acting skills, and his alleged inability to read written music ...
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