Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins was born in Tiptonville, Tennessee on this day in 1932. Here he is in 1985 performing “Matchbox” with Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr.

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.