Delaney Bramlett was born on this day in 1939. He and his then-wife Bonnie Bramlett had an incredible run at the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s, touring with their “friends,” which included Eric Clapton with the musicians who would become Derek and the Dominoes, and with George Harrison and Duane Allman often sitting in. Here’s Delaney & Bonnie & Friends performing “Only You Know and I Know” (written by Dave Mason, another “Friend”) in 1969.

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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.