Archie Bell was born on this day in 1944. Here he is with the Drells performing their 1967 mega-hit, “Tighten Up,” but not taking it too seriously.

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.