David Letterman closed out Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show” with an anecdote about telling his son what are the two most important things to know in life, one of which was recognizing that “the greatest songwriter of modern times is Bob Dylan.”
Letterman then introduced Dylan and his band, who performed the song “The Night We Called It a Day,” off of Dylan’s 2015 album “Shadows in the Night.”
Dylan became one of the last musical guests to ever appear on “The Late Show.” The performance marked the first time he had been on the program since 1993.
Dylan is just one of the many stars who have appeared on the CBS late-night show to give Letterman a proper send off. Bill Murray popped out of a cake for Letterman earlier on Tuesday’s show, while Oscar winner Tom Hanks taught Letterman how to use a selfie stick on Monday.
Letterman’s final episode of “The Late Show” will air tonight at 11:35pm/10:35c on CBS.