32. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London (1978)

The prize for the greatest Hallowe’en song about London, however, has got to go to Warren Zevon.

Apparently, Lee Ho Fook’s is still around — it’s on Gerrard St. near Leicester Square, and I’m told they have a picture of Zevon on the wall.

When Warren Zevon was diagnosed with terminal cancer back in 2002, David Letterman — a longtime fan and friend — had him on as the only guest for the whole show, and it was a remarkable hour of television. Letterman asked him if he had any insights into life now that he was facing death, and Zevon said: “Enjoy every sandwich.”

I have taken these words very much to heart.

Warren Zevon

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One thought on “32. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London (1978)

  1. He says:

    I didn’t see the Letterman show that night but have read Letterman’s thoughts about it. Afterward Warren packed up the guitar he always played on Dave’s show, handed it to him, and said, “Look after this for awhile for me.”

    BTW, great song on the ukulele – three chords, over and over and over…..

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