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.

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.