Paul Shaffer & 'The World's Most Dangerous Band'
- The name of the late night musical group on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID
LETTERMAN/NBC/1982-93 and so dubbed by the program announcer at the
beginning of each show.
The group's rock 'n' roll ensemble was lead by a balding Canadian
born keyboards Paul Shaffer (formerly of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) whose
camp and often corny banter with the show's star David Letterman was
one of the program's recurring elements.
The support players included Anton Fig on drums; Will Lee on bass
guitar; Sid McGinnis on guitar; Felicia Collins on guitar and Bruce
Kappa and Tom "Bones" Malone on horns.
When the program moved to the CBS network in 1993, there was talk of
calling the group "Paul Shaffer and the Party Boys of Rock 'N Roll"
but they were renamed "Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra." The
group produced a CD entitled "The World's Most Dangerous Party."
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