Another mega-birthday for musicians, with Elvis Presley born on this day in 1935 and David Bowie in 1947 (plus as a bonus The Doors’ guitarist Robbie Krieger in 1946). Let’s start the day with the King’s first and arguably best hit, “Heartbreak Hotel,” performed in 1956.

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.