Rolling Stone issue #34 had a cover date of May 31, 1969. 40 page. 35 cents. Cover photo of Jimi Hendrix by Franz Maier.
Features: “Cash and Dylan Tape TV Number in Nashville” by Patrick Thomas; “Muddy Waters Week in Chicago” by Don DeMicheal; “Johnny Cash At San Quentin” by Ralph J. Gleason; “Delaney & Bonnie” by Jerry Hopkins; “Festival in Black” by John Burks; “Fuzz Against Junk: The Saga of the Narcotics Brigade, Installment Two” by Akbar Del Piombo.
News: “Janis and London Come Together” by Jonathan Cott and David Dalton; “A Decency Rally Fans the Flames”; “An Unpleasantness At Venice”; “Hendrix Busted In Toronto” by Ritchie Yorke and Ben Fong-Torres; “The Ballad of John & Yoko”; “Free Music”; “Ash Grove in Ashes After $40,000 Fire”; “Magical Mystery Non-Benefit”; “Fuzz Against Junk” by Akbar Del Piombo. And Random Notes.
Full-page ads: Johnny Winter on Columbia; With a Little Help from My Friends by Joe Cocker on A&M; Mourning in the Morning by Otis Rush on Cotillion; Songbook on Warners/Reprise; The Incredible String Band on Elektra; Stand! by Sly & the Family Stone on Epic; Hair original London cast recording on Atco; Denver Pop Festival; Acoustic amplifiers.
More ads: Chicago Transit Authority on Columbia; Evergreen Blueshoes on Amos; A Salty Dog by Procol Harum on A&M; The Electric Circus; Pidgeon on Decca; Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis on Columbia; Black Pearl on Ampex; Rehearsals for Retirement by Phil Ochs on A&M; Pidgeon on Decca; Family Entertainment by Family on Reprise; Rolling Stone Book – Volume II; The Carolyn Hester Coalition on Metromedia; Big Rock Pow Wow; Fields on Uni; “Somethin’ Else”; Pidgeon on Decca.
Reviews: Bobby Bland (by Hollie West); Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan (by Paul Nelson); Roots, The Everly Brothers (by Ed Ward); Mourning in the Morning, Otis Rush (by Pete Welding); 133 Authentic Sound Effects (by Steve Consenso); Uncle Meat, The Mothers (by Alec Dubro); Babylon, Dr. John (by David Gancher); A Salty Dog, Procol Harum (by John Mendelsohn).
Fiction: “A Long Time Ago People Decided to Live in America” by Richard Brautigan.
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