Imagine a legendary career spanning 6 decades charting radio hits and backing up acts like Elvis, Tom Jones, Cher, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, the Ronettes and Bette Midler.
Now imagine a 30 year tradition of singing an R&B Christmas tune on Letterman that you first recorded in 1963.
And now imagine that this tradition draws to a close with this one, final performance, backed by Paul Shaffer and the NBC Studio Orchestra.
You don’t have to imagine.
Watch 73 year old Darlene Love rip this up!
It starts to snow about 2:15 and she reprises at 3:25.
Even Clinton loves her.
Then again, he didn’t miss many. :-)