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Bowzer is a nickname for Jon Bauman, a member of the band "Sha Na Na", who appeared at Woodstock. Conceived by George Leonard, then a graduate student in humanities, Sha Na Na began performing in 1969 at the height of the hippie counterculture, and achieved national fame after playing at the Woodstock Festival, where they preceded Jimi Hendrix. Their ...


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As explained on Reddit: Sha na na was a "faux retro" group that sang doo wop songs from the 50's (which is why Abe liked them). Bowzer was a popular member of the group (the joke in the show was a goof, however, because Bowzer didn't join the group until after their Woodstock performance in 1969). Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, as described on Wikipedia: ...



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