Jimmy Fallon’s Best Classic Rock Impressions
I confess that I’ve never once watched Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Who knew what I was missing all these years?
Check out several of Fallon’s very best impersonations of classic rock icons. My favorite is the Jim Morrison impression, which Fallon absolutely nails.
What’s really brilliant about this rendition is the faux song sounds exactly like something The Doors could have released in their prime (hell, it’s actually better than most of the stuff they put out). Yet, it was created by Fallon and his talented team of writers and then performed live on his show in one take. That’s right — one take. That’s extraordinary.
In fact, all of Fallon’s impersonations are original songs. That’s what sets these impersonations apart — that not only does Fallon capture the voice and character, he also co-wrote original songs and lyrics. Simply amazing.
Many of you may have seen these already. But I assume that many of you have not. Click on the following videos, crank up the volume, and enjoy.
As Jim Morrison (The Doors):
As Neil Young (Doing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air):
As Bob Dylan (mid-1960s):
As Bruce Springsteen (Rehearsal Footage):
As David Bowie (singing “Tim Tebow to Jesus Christ”):
As Van Morrison:
Famous Comedians (10-Second Bits):
One More: As Jim Morrison (Not in Costume):