We have an embarrassment of birthday riches today. First up we’ll honor the late Chas Chandler, an original member of the Animals and then even more famous for “discovering” Jimi Hendrix and creating and managing The Experience through their first two albums. Here he is with the signature bass riff–the first I learned as a baby bass player in 1968 or so–of “We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place.”

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.