Otis Redding would have been 74 today. Here he is in 1966 performing “Shake” with Eric Burdon and the less famous British R&B singer Chris Marlowe.

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.