Eric Burdon was born on this day in 1941. I’ve featured a fair amount of his music before, so I may reach here for some more obscure stuff. Here’s the Animals performing “Blue Feeling” from the 1964 kids-going-wild romp, Get Yourself a College Girl. I actually saw this in an actual movie theater, God help me.

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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.