Category Archives: Live on Letterman

December 04

Warren Zevon – Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner (Live on Letterman in 2002)

“Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner” was David Letterman’s favorite Warren Zevon song. Letterman begged him to play it when he had him on for the whole show on October 30, 2002. Zevon had already been diagnosed with cancer, and would leave this world less than a year later. The show is an emotional one, and Dave is clearly […]

September 15

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Friend Of The Devil (Live on Letterman in 1993)

This is an unexpected treat – a clip of Jerry Garcia and David Grisman performing “Friend Of The Devil”. Always a fruitful musical combination, this one is extra special because it’s from the Late Show With David Letterman, 22 years ago today. I ran across this video earlier today in my Facebook newsfeed, and it was […]

August 17

Stevie Wonder – I Wish (Live on Letterman in 2015)

Stevie Wonder has announced another Songs In The Key Of Life tour for the fall. 20 dates around the country. Including one in Detroit, so we’re hoping we can see it this time around. What a treat! Stevie Wonder and band performing Songs In the Key Of Life in its entirety. Now that’s a concert! […]

July 08

U2 – Stuck In A Moment (Live on Letterman in 2001)

“Stuck In A Moment” and the album it came from – All That You Can’t Leave Behind – occupy a special place in my memory banks. Back in late December 2000, I was scheduled to fly back home to Michigan from my then home, New York City. Instead, New York, Michigan, and every state in between got pounded […]

June 30

B.B. King – Back In L.A. (Live on Letterman in 1992)

“Hollywood and Vine to the Sunset Strip / There’s so much going on, you can lose your grip” “Back In L.A.” is from B.B. King’s 1991 album There Is Always One More Time. It’s one of the funkiest B.B. King songs I’ve ever heard. I blame the bass line.  Here he is performing “Back In L.A.”, […]

June 27

Lou Reed – What’s Good (Live on Letterman in 1992)

In my ongoing hunt for the best musical guests from Late Night With David Letterman, I’ve found that all the clips that are available are digitized from video recorded at the time the show originally aired. So to get access to these clips, it requires someone being obsessed enough to record it on a VCR […]

June 26

Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days (Live on Letterman in 1993)

It’s been a big week. The Supremes upheld the Affordable Care Act, and legalized gay marriage. A good week for America; a good week for Americans. So we’re going to celebrate by posting the last musical guest ever on Late Night With David Letterman on NBC: Bruce Springsteen performing “Glory Days” with the Late Night […]