On this day in 1969, Thunderclap Newman began a long run at the top of the UK charts with the catchiest song about violent revolution ever recorded: “Something in the Air.”
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.
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