Last night one oddball pop-culture titan bid farewell to another, as Bob Dylan performed jazz standard "The Night We Called It A Day" on the second-to-last Late Show with David Letterman (a third oddball pop-culture titan was present in the form of guest Bill Murray).
|Bob Dylan on Late Show with David Letterman in 1984|
For Letterman, who signs off for good Wednesday night, it marks the end of a 33-year late-night reign in which he introduced radical concepts such as irreverence and irony to audiences more accustomed to the staid quips of Steve Allen and Johnny Carson. Dave made it OK for mainstream comedy to get weird.
For Dylan, Tuesday's show served as a rare TV spot for a music legend who never shies away from his own weirdness; his last Letterman performance was way back in 1993. (Murray, on the other hand, was the first guest in 1982 and popped in an additional 43 times, including last night when he popped out of a cake.)
In celebration of Bob and Dave and YouTube embedding, here are 10 memorable clips of Dylan on the small screen, plus last night's poignant farewell (at the very bottom). More »