Jorma Kaukonen is 74 today. Here he is performing with Hot Tuna in the seasonally appropriate “Santa Claus Retreat,” from the 1976 album Hoppkorv.

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.