Tommy James was born on this day in 1947. Here he is with the Shondells performing this classic bit of Top 40 psychedelia, “Crimson and Clover,” many, many years after the 1968 recording.

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.