George Bellamy of the Tornados was born on this day in 1940. Here’s the band performing their iconic 1962 hit, “Telstar.”

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.