Chris Squire of Yes is 67 today. As a kiddie bass player, I was completely in awe of this guy. Having seen the band (sans Jon Anderson) perform last year, I can report he can still play stuff nobody else can touch. Here’s one of his classic performances. from Close to the Edge, “Total Mass Retain.” Sorry for the studio version, but couldn’t find a live version where you can really hear the bass.

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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.