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Elvis Costello Plays ‘Letterman’ for the 27th and Final Time

It'll most likely be the 'Late Show' veteran's last appearance before Dave leaves the show

After 31 years in the host chair, David Letterman is leaving the Late Show in less than a month, so his final few musical guest slots have got to be coveted. It makes sense then, that some of his all-time favorites would be making a farewell appearance before he hands the reins over to Stephen Colbert. Last night, Elvis Costello made his 27th (and presumably final) appearance on Letterman; the iconic singer-songwriter was joined by smooth doo-wop trio the Quills, who helped Costello play a touching medley of his 1983 sweetheart single “Everyday I Write The Book” and Nick Lowe’s similarly named 1980 song “When I Write The Book.” Watch the send-off above, and prepare for Letterman’s last show, which will air on May 20.