Flashback: Bowie's Prescient "Dead Man Walking" on Conan


n light of the recent late-night wars that threaten to end Conan O'Brien's too-brief tenure as host of the The Tonight Show, this week's Flashback reminisces about one of our all-time favorite performances from Conan's gig on Late Night. One special night in 1997, David Bowie performed an intimate, stripped-down version of his Earthling song "Dead Man Walking." The track selection seems melancholy and fitting considering O'Brien may be entering his final days in NBC's coveted 11:35 p.m. time slot. Wherever Team CoCo winds up, we hope he continues to bring us incredible performances like the one above.

Bonus Flashback: As Rolling Stone reported just under a year ago, the White Stripes came out of hiatus to help Conan say goodbye to Late Night and New York. Check out Jack and Meg White's performance of "We're Going to Be Friends" below and read our O'Brien interview where he explained his special relationship to the band:

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