If it were your birthday, you had your own talk show, and you could pick any artist in the world to play for you, who would you chose? Superstar Ellen Degeneres chose Earth, Wind & Fire for her birthday, which she celebrated on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Ellen’s favorite band, Earth, Wind & Fire acted as house band throughout the entire show, and we especially loved this performance of “September.” Watching the energy and joy with which the band played the song on stage, it’s hard to imagine that they started making music in 1971 — they seem so fresh and new! The performance was fun, upbeat and infectious, and we recommend getting out of your chair and doing a little shuffle in front of your desk as a great way to start your work day.
Elsewhere in late night…
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Yo-Yo Ma & Friends (R 10/25/11)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kina Grannis “In Your Arms” (R 1/12/2012)
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Common “Celebrate” (R 1/12/12)