On this day in 1979, a group of musicians (including the surviving members of Little Feat) performed a benefit concert in Los Angeles for the family of Lowell George, who had suddenly died at the age of 34 a few weeks earlier. Here’s Linda Ronstadt performing “Willin’.”

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.