Bryan Ferry turned 70 over the weekend. Here’s Roxy Music with my favorite tune from their first album: “The Bob,” which is reportedly a reference to the 1968 movie The Battle of Britain.

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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.