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William Lee Perryman, a.k.a. Piano Red, a.k.a. Dr. Feelgood, was born on this day in 1911. Here he is with one of his classic tunes, “The Right String, Baby, But the Wrong Yo-Yo.”

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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.