Loosiana-born R&B singer Joe Simon is 72 today. Here’s his 1970 hit, “Farther on Down the Road.” I listened to the Eddie and the Hot Rods cover of this song for years before hearing the original.

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.