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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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