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 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.