There are a buncha musical birthday folk today, including Elton John and Hoyt Axton. But let’s feature Aretha Franklin. Here she is performing “Dr. Feelgood” in Amsterdam in 1968.
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.
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