David Letterman's Top 10 Musical Moments

From Sonny and Cher's reunion to Future Islands' freakout, the most memorable performances during Dave's 33 years in late night

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Warren Zevon - 'Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner' (2002)

Warren Zevon's appearance in October of 2002 was a gut-wrenching experience, as the longtime friend of the show had recently been diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. Dave devoted the entire hour to the singer/songwriter, who famously said that the experience taught him to "enjoy every sandwich" during the interview segment. At the host's urging (Dave later claimed that he "begged" the musician to play it), Zevon closed out the night with his 1978 classic "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner"; though the artist surprised doctors by living another 11 months, this was the final song he ever sang in public. 

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