David Letterman at his best, spends almost the first 10 minutes of his show praising and sharing a little about the generous life of Paul Newman. Great stories about beer, Volkswagen vans, and generosity & charity.
It’s a great tribute to someone who gave so much back anyone and everyone. Wish there were more celebrities like Paul Newman in today’s crop of top stars, although with the way media is these days there very well could be…
The song played at the end is Hallelujah originally written and performed by Leonard Coen – the version used here is a cover by Rufus Wainwright.
John Cale and Jeff Buckley have also done covers that are well known.
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A moment of silence for Paul Newman. A good man all-around, he will be missed.
Classic movie with Robbert Redford and Paul Newman as bad guys that are good guys.
Billy Joe “BJ” Thomas hails from Oklahoma. He topped the music charts in 1969 thanks to his rendition of Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head (originally by Burt Bacharach & Hal David).
You can find out more about his hits form the 60’s and 70’s or what he’s up to now at bjthomas.com or MySpace.
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Watch this great Paul Newman Tribute from David Letterman – 6 minutes of anecdotes and then a small musical tribute at the end. Very touching