On this day a half-century ago, the Beatles finished work on “Yesterday” and also recorded “Wait” and a cover of Buck Owens’ “Act Naturally” featuring Ringo Starr on vocals. Nearly a quarter century down the road, Ringo and Buck recorded a duet of “Act Naturally,” complete with a cheesy video.

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.