WATCH: Bob Dylan Sends David Letterman Off with “The Night We Called It a Day,” His First (and Ultimately Last) Visit to the Show in Decades
Also, Dave reveals his "two things to know in the world."
His send-off has been a star-studded spectacular so far, particularly within the music category, where the hand-picked performances have included a riveting new tune from Future Islands and a sentimental special from the ballad-master himself, Tom Waits, and will allegedly be wrapped up tonight by Foo Fighters (better be good, guys…).
His second-t0-last show yesterday was naturally formidable, with Bill Murray popping (or rolling, really) out of a gigantic cake to the tune of “Chest Fever,” setting the stage for a more somber and surreal moment when Bob Dylan (a man Murray knows a thing or two about) was introduced via Dave’s two things for his son Harry to know:
– One, you have to be nice to other people.
– Two, the greatest songwriter of modern times is Bob Dylan.
Guess maybe it’s just Top Two Lists in the Letterman household from now on?
Below, check out Dylan’s deleted-scene-from-Magnolia-style cover of “The Night We Called It a Day.”