Watch the Man in Black perform "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" on an early 'Late Show' episode
The king of late-night TV bows out with grace, wit and a tear-inducing history lesson
'Late Late Show' host pays tribute to departing talk-show legend with own Top 10 list
Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others offered up "Top 10 Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say to Dave" on final 'Late Show'
Ferocious, six-minute "Everlong" provides soundtrack for epic 'Late Show' highlight reel
Letterman's bizarre, unforgettable late-night debut features Bill Murray as first guest
With Dave gone and Jon Stewart on the way out, after-hours schmooze-fests have become way too safe
Legend's backing choir for the show's 10th anniversary special included Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Nanci Griffith
Seth Meyers also remembers the old 'Late Night' host by recreating show's 1982 opening credits
From Tina Fey's fear to Dave Grohl on 'Late Night' influencing Nirvana, stars share their Letterman memories
Dave's "favorite band" will make one last appearance before the curtain closes on 'Late Show'
'Late Show' host calls Dylan "the greatest songwriter of modern times" before "The Night We Called It a Day"
Cake-covered Bill Murray swills vodka and leads a crowd chant in our final countdown column
Producers, writers and 'Late Show' director on host's singular comic genius
"He taught us how to do something smart and stupid for comedy," host says. "He just wants to have fun and be goofy, and I'll always remember that"