Jimmy Fallon “Old Man” with Neil Young on the Tonight Show: It’s beautiful (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fallon Sang “Old Man” With Neil Young, and It Was Beautiful

Jimmy Fallon Sang “Old Man” With Neil Young, and It Was Beautiful

Brow Beat has moved! You can find new stories here.
Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Feb. 4 2015 8:45 AM

Jimmy Fallon Sang “Old Man” With Neil Young, and It Was Beautiful

Fallon_Neil_Young

Most of Jimmy Fallon’s vocal impressions on Late Night and the Tonight Show thus far have been jokey: Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen singing “Sexy and I Know It,” Bruce Springsteen and Brue Springsteen singing a song about the “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam,” Iggy Azalea singing “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”

But this new duet, his first one with the real Neil Young, is almost poignant. Fallon’s abilities as a vocal chameleon—the T-1000 of comedy singing—sound just as uncanny when heard side-by-side with the geniune article, and when he sings “I’m a lot like you were” next to the real Young, now 69 years old, it’s less funny than it is just a perfect moment.