Sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler appreciates music.
He plays the guitar, encourages each of his children to learn about and play a variety of musical instruments, and is leading a rethinking – a healthcare revolution – of how to overcome back pain through a new understanding of the human body as a finely tuned instrument, as your Body Guitar, soon to be detailed in his forthcoming new book UPRISE.
As a music connoisseur and performer, Dr. Wheeler enjoys the music and achievements of a range of artists, including the amazing story of Darlene Love, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted in 2011.
Her association with Mr. Letterman goes back to 1986, when she sang the song on his NBC show, “Late Night,” and continued after he moved to CBS.
Steven Van Zandt, the guitarist and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, offered a succinct explanation of why Ms. Love has endured in popular music, quoted in The New York Times:
“It’s real simple,” he said with a laugh. “She’s the greatest singer in the world.”
In honor of tonight’s final performance, the “Late Show” created a “Best Of” video compilation to Ms. Love performances of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on the Letterman Show in advance of tonight’s television performance.
Enjoy the compilation below, and tune in later this evening for Darlene Love’s performance on the Late Show with David Letterman.