Lord-a-mercy, a lot of rock-n-roll icons are hitting 65 or 70 this year. One of my very, very favorites, Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker, turns 70 today. Here’s Procol performing one of their earliest (1967) songs, about broken relationships, “Homburg,” as part of their astonishing 2006 concert with the Danish Radio Orchestra. Brings tears to my eyes every time.

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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.