Daylight Video

Don Wilson, one of the founders of the Ventures, is 78 today. Here they are performing “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” in 1966 in Japan, where they were a bigger deal than the Beatles.

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.