On this day a half-century ago, The Beatles released their fourth UK album, “Beatles For Sale.” One of the songs was this one: “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party.”

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.