George Harrison was born on this day in 1943. Here are the Beatles performing one of his early hits, “If I Needed Someone,” at Candlestick Park in 1966.

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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.