Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock illustrates the daily history of rock according to longtime David Letterman musical director and sidekick Paul Shaffer. The daily vignette draws on Shaffer’s vast musical knowledge and ability to comment on the history of rock from his unique perspective.
World-renowned bandleader Paul Shaffer spent over 30 years as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick. Shaffer also logged five years with the original “Saturday Night Live,” during which he played keyboards, composed special musical material, co-founded The Blues Brothers, and was a featured performer (which included his unforgettable Don Kirshner impression).
Shaffer composed the LATE SHOW theme song and co-wrote the timeless classic “It’s Raining Men”, and has recorded with such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Yoko Ono and Robert Plant’s Honeydrippers, in addition to his own albums, “Coast to Coast” (1989) and “The World’s Most Dangerous Party” (1993.) He’s appeared in numerous feature films, including “This Is Spinal Tap” and authored the best-selling memoir We’ll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives.