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Watch Elvis Costello Make His Final Appearance on Late Show with David Letterman

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Elvis Costello has a longstanding history with the Late Show with David Letterman and last night he made his 27th and final appearance before David Letterman steps down as the longest tenured talk show host on May 20 and hands over the reins to Stephen Colbert.

Costello performed his cover of Nick Lowe’s “When I Write the Book” as his final song of the set, and his own song “Every Day I Write the Book,” backed by doo-wop trio the Quills.

Costello’s ties to Letterman run deep, even guest hosting an episode of Late Show back in 2003, filling in for Letterman and becoming the only musician to do so.

You can watch the performance above.

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