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WATCH: Darlene Love’s Last Letterman

On Friday night Darlene Love closed out a three-decade run of performing her holiday classic on The Late Show. Via Rolling Stone: The tradition began in 1986 when Love first performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on Letterman’s Late Night program on NBC, and while a small four-piece band backed the “He’s a Rebel” singer for that rendition, the size …

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Supercut: Darlene Love On Letterman

Via Stereogum: Every year since 1986, David Letterman has invited Darlene Love to perform on the last show of the year before Christmas. Every year, she sings “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” her Phil Spector-produced 1963 Christmas classic. Every year, Paul Shaffer and a sprawling cast of musicians backs her up. Next May, Letterman will retire from late-night TV, which …

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Darlene Love On Letterman

Last night Darlene Love made her 23rd annual holiday appearance on the David Letterman show to sing her classic Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). It’s really hard to believe that her first hit record, 1962’s #1 smash He’s A Rebel, was 47 years ago.

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