76 years ago tomorrow, the first electric guitar patent was awarded to the Electro String Instrument Corporation. So let’s have some ax music.

Here’s Stevie Ray Vaughan covering Hendrix’s “Little Wing.”

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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.