Paul Atkinson, original guitarist for The Zombies and later a big A&R executive, was born on this day in 1946. Here are the Zombies, one of the more innovative of British Invasion bands, performing their first big hit, “She’s Not There,” in 1965.

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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.