Wilson Pickett was born on this day in 1941. Here he is performing one of his often-covered songs (it was a standard set opener for garage bands in my adolescence): “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love,” live in 1966. If this doesn’t wake you up, you need to call the doctor.

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.