George Kooymans, a founding member and lead guitarist with the Dutch group Golden Earring, was born on this day in 1948. Here’s the band with a 1973 performance of their iconic hit “Radar Love.” Yeah, it’s long, but a fine song for slowly waking up or sitting in traffic.

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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.