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A dominant R&B singer of the 1950s, Ruth Brown was born on this day in 1928. Here she is 60 years ago singing “Every Time It Rains I Think of You” at the Apollo.

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Ed Kilgore

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.