Ronnie Wood, famous for his contributions to the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces, and the Rolling Stones, turns 68 today. Here he is with his first band, The Birds (whose name caused it terminal problems once a certain band from California hit the charts) performing “How Can It Be” in a primitive video from about a half-century ago.

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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.