Bob Dylan Will Be the Last Musical Guest on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’
How big is David Letterman’s final week on the air expected to be? It’s so big that Bob Dylan, who almost never performs on television, will be the final announced musical act on The Late Show With David Letterman.
Diffuser notes that Dylan will appear on the show on Tuesday, May 19, which is the second-to-last episode of Letterman. Dylan last played on the program in 1993, a few months after it debuted on CBS. He also played on Late Night With David Letterman, the NBC version of the show, in 1984. Then, backed by the Plugz, he performed “Jokerman,” from his then-most recent album, Infidels.
Bill Murray, who was the very first guest on Letterman’s old NBC talk show, is the only other person booked for the episode. Letterman’s final show will be Wednesday, May 20 and is expected to feature numerous surprises. When Letterman signed off NBC in June 1993, Bruce Springsteen, who rarely consented to making television appearances at the time, showed up to perform “Glory Days.”
Eddie Vedder will appear on Monday night’s show. On Thursday, Tom Waits, a longtime favorite of Letterman’s, premiered a new song, “Take One Last Look,” which he sang after chatting with Letterman and George Clooney, who was handcuffed to the host for the episode.
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