Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy 60th, Paul!

Paul Shaffer hits the big six-oh today.

I dug his recent autobiography We'll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives, detailing his amazing career as Saturday Night Live's musical director during the show's 1970s glory years before teaming up with Letterman in 1982, a partnership now in its 28th season. Along the way he's recorded and/or performed with nearly every major act of the rock 'n' era -- Dylan, Springsteen, the Beach Boys, various Beatles and Stones and Zeppelins, etc.

He also played Artie Fufkin:

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