On this day in 1950, Bob and Richard Cowsill were born. They were part of the unlikeliest hit of 1969, their “family band’s” strangely wholesome rendition of “Hair.” Like some of you, I bet, I remember watching this performance on the tube.

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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.