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November 27, 2013 8:49 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

On this day in 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born. Yeah, that’s right, Jimi would be 71 today had he lived on. I guess the only appropriate song to mark his birth is his own: “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” performed in Stockholm in 1969.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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