The final ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ wrapped last night to a standing ovation as the 68-year-old veteran of television said “goodnight” for one last time; having hosted an incredible 6,028 episodes of the iconic show.
From Paul Shaffer, to the CBS Orchestra, to the bands that feature on the show almost every night, music always had a special place on the show, which is why it was only fitting for Letterman to invite of his “favorite band,” the Foo Fighters, to bring his 33-year television run to a close.
The band performed their incredible single “Everlong,” which they first performed on the show back in the year 2000, when Letterman returned to the show following emergency heart surgery. Before they took to the stage in 2000, Letterman spoke about how much the song helped with his recovery.
15-years later, the song provided the backdrop for a bittersweet goodbye as footage of their performance was mixed with archival footage of some of the more momentous occasions, and explosions, in the show’s history.
And that’s all she wrote. Here’s to you, Dave.