Daylight Video

Levon Helm was born on this day in 1943. Here he is with a partially reformed version of The Band performing “When I Paint My Masterpiece” at the 30th anniversary celebration of Bob Dylan’s career in 1992. Dylan wrote the song, but The Band was the first to record it, on Cahoots.

Ed Kilgore

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.