Colin Cooper of the Climax Blues Band was born on this day in 1939. Here’s the band in its earlier, bluesier days performing “St. Michael’s Blues” in 1971.

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.