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118 years ago today, “Stagger Lee” Sheldon shot Billy Lyons in a St. Louis saloon, launching a legend that would inspire many musical recordings. Here’s the most famous, Lloyd Price’s “Stagger Lee.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.