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Watch Bob Dylan's Farewell Performance on Letterman

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“The greatest song writer of modern times is Bob Dylan.” That’s a quote from David Letterman himself, and it’s apparently one of the two main lessons he imparts to his son Harry, along with “be nice to other people.” Dylan stopped by The Late Show to say one last goodbye to Letterman, and he performed the Frank Sinatra standard, “The Night We Called it a Day.” In February, Dylan released an album of Sinatra covers called Shadows in the Night, so this was also a handy bit of promotion.

Previously, Dylan hadn’t performed in front of Dave in 22 years. On that topic, Vulture ran an excellent feature this morning on Dylan’s surprising first performance on Letterman’s shown, in his Late Night days. It’s well worth a read.

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