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Eddy Grant was born in Guyana on this day in 1948 (making him one day younger than Chris Squire) but moved to the UK as a child. As the proponent of a syncretic style of Caribbean music he called Ringbang, Grant spent a good deal of time in recent years reformatting his earlier pop hits, like this one: “Electric Avenue,” performed live in Capetown. It’s good morning music.

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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.