Today, incredibly, would have only been Otis Redding’s 73d birthday. Here he is at the Monterey Pop Festival performing “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”

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.