Bob Dylan performs on ‘Letterman’ for first time in 22 years as show’s final musical guest – watch

The legendary singer-songwriter performs 'The Night We Called It A Day' on the US late-night show

Bob Dylan performed on US TV’s Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night (May 19), serving as the show’s final musical guest.

The legendary singer-songwriter last performed on the Late Show in 1993, also “>appearing on Letterman’s preceding NBC Late Night programme in 1984.

Dylan performed ‘The Night We Called It A Day’ from his recent Frank Sinatra covers album ‘Shadows In The Night’. Prior to the performance, host David Letterman revealed that he has taught his son that the only two things you need to know in life is to be nice to people and that the greatest songwriter of all-time is Bob Dylan.

Watch Dylan’s performance below. Letterman hosts the Late Show for the last ever time on Wednesday night (May 20), having announced in April 2014 that he would be retiring after 33 years.

Jimmy Fallon recently paid tribute to David Letterman. Fallon, who has hosted rival talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC since February 2014, devoted five minutes of his episode on Monday night (May 18) to hail Letterman as a major influence. “This show, what late night has become, is a result of [David Letterman] playing with the genre and exploring,” Fallon said. “I, like every kid who grew up watching him, will miss him.”

Meanwhile, fellow talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has confirmed that he will not be presenting an episode of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday in honour of Letterman’s departure. “I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show,” he explained.

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