Everyone talks about being first at something because…well, it’s cool to be first, right? But what about being last?
There’s a condition called telesphobia, which is the fear of being last at something. But sometimes, you just don’t have a chance.
The last person killed in World War I was George Edwin Ellision, who was shot by a sniper 90 minutes before the armistice went into effect at 11 am on November 11, 1918. The last time a TV commercial for cigarettes ran on American TV was December 31, 1970. (It was for Virginia Slims, by the way.) And the last man on the moon? Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17, December 1972.
After reading through all sorts of famous lasts, I got to thinking: What are some famous musical lasts? Here’s what I managed to find out.
Songs included on this show:
Dave Edmunds, King of Love
B52s, Rock Lobster
Metallica, Enter Sandman
Nirvana, Heart-Shaped Box (Live)
Ramones, Any Way You Want It (feat. Eddie Vedder)
Patti Smith, Elegie
U2, Mysterious Ways
Playlister Eric Wilhite has compiled this for us.
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