Roy Orbison was born on this day in 1936. Here’s one of his last recordings, with the Traveling Wilburys (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Orbison), singing “Not Alone Anymore.”

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.