Daylight Video

Marc Bolan was born on this day in 1947. Here’s T. Rex performing “Mambo Sun” on German television in 1972. As some of you may recall, this song became a hit for the new wave group The Bongos a decade later.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.