British R&B pioneer Graham Bond would have been 77 today. He committed suicide in 1974 by throwing himself under a tube train in London. Here’s his band, the Graham Bond Organization, performing “Hoochie Coochie Man” in 1965, with Jack Bruce on bass and Ginger Baker on drums.

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.