On this day in 1934, Chicago blues guitar legend Freddie King was born in Dallas. Here he is performing the instrumental “San-Ho-Zay” on the syndicated TV show The !!!! Beat, recorded in his home town in 1966.

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.