It was truly Throwback Thursday on The Late Show With David Letterman.

Hootie & the Blowfish, one of the most popular rock bands on the '90s took the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform their very first single, the 1994 song "Hold My Hand." The Grammy-winning group, led by Darius Rucker, had made their TV debut on the show in September of that year.

"Oh man!" host David Letterman told the band after their performance on Thursday. "It sounded great in 1994. It still sounds great."

Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, David Letterman


The group's first performance on The Late Show helped make them even more famous.

"David Letterman heard 'Hold My Hand' on the radio and had his people call our record label to come on the show," Hootie & the Blowfish founding member and drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld told The Nation in 1997. "Once we did his show, our radio station playtime picked up, sales picked up and that's when things started to get crazy."

In 2008, Hootie & the Blowfish went on a hiatus and Rucker concentrated on a country music solo career. The group did, however, perform together occasionally over the next few years. The band is set to perform their annual Homegrown charity concerts in Charleston, South Carolina in August.

Letterman is leaving The Late Show on May 20 and is set to be replaced in September by Stephen Colbert.

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