Tonight Dan Penn of Vernon, Ala., will appear on The Late Show with David Letterman. Penn left Vernon in 1959 to make music. Penn returned to his old high school for the first time since leaving back on October 16th and Palmer's Almanac was there to document the occasion. Penn will appear on the Late Show with keyboardist Bobby Emmons. To view a slideshow of the two performing in Vernon click here. The show airs at 10:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time on your local CBS affiliate.
Michael E. Palmer is a writer and photographer based in Alabama.
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