C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Depeche Mode

Bobby Troup wrote "Route 66" in 1946 and the first version was Nat King Cole's (same year), although Perry Como followed a dozen years later. Chuck Be

Bobby Troup wrote "Route 66" in 1946 and the first version was Nat King Cole's (same year), although Perry Como followed a dozen years later. Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones had hit versions and dozens of other artists have done it as well, from Tom Petty, John Mayer, Manhattan Transfer, Them, Natalie Cole, Brian Setzer Orchestra and Asleep at the Wheel to the Andrew Sisters (with Bing Crosby), Buckwheat Zydeco, and The Cramps. Depeche Mode released their cover of "Route 66" at the end of 1987 as a non-LP b-side of "Behind the Wheel," (from Music For the Masses). Martin Gore sang lead instead of Dave Gahan (although Dave usually does it live when they perform it). The b-side was as popular as the a-side and there are countless remixes that combine the two. Our version tonight was remixed by The Beatmasters:


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