R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe (Live on Letterman in 1983)
In the early days, Dave didn’t have a whole lot of musical guests. Not like he did in later years. Still, he managed to have some classic performances on his show in those early years. Like James Brown in 1982 (first year Dave was on the air). And in 1983, when Late Night was the site for R.E.M’s first performance on television. Here they are playing “Radio Free Europe” from their first album Murmur. This is way before Michael Stipes shaved his head.