Chester Arthur Burnett, a.k.a. Howlin’ Wolf, was born on this day one hundred and five years ago. Here he is performing “How Many More Years,” God knows when.

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.