Robert Balderrama, guitarist for ? and the Mysterians, is 65 today. The Michigan-based band was reputedly the first of Mexican descent to have a mainstream hit in the U.S. Here it is, 1966’s immortal “96 Tears,” as performed on Detroit’s Swingin’ Time:

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.