Declan McManus, a.k.a. Elvis Costello, is 61 today. Here he is with the Attractions performing his first big hit, “Alison.” It can take you right back to 1977.

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.