It’s the day when Jackson Browne and John Entwistle and O.V. Wright were born, but they share the birthday with John Lennon, born on this day seventy-five years ago.

Here’s the Beatles with one of Lennon’s early songs, reflecting his departure from the happy love song meme, with “I’m a Loser,” performed in Paris in 1965.

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.