25 years ago today, Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here she is performing “Think” on Venezuelan television in 1968.

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.