The sublime Sandy Denny, who died at 31, would have been 68 today. There are not a lot of accessible video recordings of her, but here’s a good one, with Fotheringay (the band she formed after leaving Fairport Convention), performing “Gypsy Davy” (a Woodie Guthrie version of the traditional Scots ballad often called “Black Jack Davy”) in 1970.

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.