This Day in Jewish History, 1944 Kinky Friedman, Whose Life Reads Like a Book With a Most Unlikely Plot, Is Born

Happy birthday, Richard ‘Kinky’ Friedman, founder of the band the Texas Jewboys and the ever-jesting, deadly serious political contender.

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November 1, 1944, is the birthday of the musician, novelist and aspiring politician Kinky Friedman, one of those sui generis types who, if he were a fictional character – actually, he is a fictional character,...