Daylight Video

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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.