This is the 48th anniversary of the day the guitar riff from “Satisfaction” occurred to Keith Richard in a dream or fugue state. Here’s the Stones performing it (along with a bit of “Down the Road a Piece) on Shindig in 1965.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.