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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 49

Rolling Stone issue #48 had a cover date of December 27, 1969. 64 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Mick Jagger by Baron Wolman. This is the final issue of the 1960s and with that we’re wrapping up our series. It’s been fun to revisit these old magazines, and to see how they influenced what … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 49

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 48

Rolling Stone issue #48 had a cover date of December 13, 1969. 56 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Miles Davis. Features: “Miles Davis” by Don Demicheal and Ralph J. Gleason; “Kiss Kiss Flutter Flutter Thank You Thank You: The Rolling Stones Fall 1969 Tour” by Jerry Hopkins; “They Put the Weight on Mick & … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 48

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 47

Rolling Stone issue #47 had a cover date of November 29, 1969. 56 pages. 35 cents. Cover illustration of Bob Dylan. This was the “Second Anniversary Issue” and instead of any album reviews it features a five-page overview of Bob Dylan’s discography by Greil Marcus. Jann Wenner pens a justifiably self-congratulatory column in which he … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 47

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 46

Rolling Stone issue #45 had a cover date of November 15, 1969. 48 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Beatles by Camera Press-Pix. Features: “The Beatles: You Never give me your Money” by Our Staff; “The Stones Tour: Is That A Lot?” by Jerry Hopkins; “Keith Richards” by Ritchie Yorke; “San Quentin” by Jon … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 46

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 45

Rolling Stone issue #45 had a cover date of November 1, 1969. 48 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Tina Turner by Robert Altman. Features: “The Rolling Stone Interview: Phil Spector” by Jann Wenner; “Johnny Cash” by John Grissim; “A2 Blues” by Jerry Heist; “The First Tycoon of Teen” by Tom Wolfe (originally published in … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 45

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 44

Rolling Stone issue #44 had a cover date of October 18, 1969. 48 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of David Crosby by Robert Altman. 48 pages this time, with tons of reviews to make up for the previous issue that had none. The funniest review is a spoof written by Greil Marcus under the pseudonym … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 44

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 43

Rolling Stone issue #43 had a cover date of October 4, 1969. 40 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo by Steven Shames. Weird issue. No reviews, no regular columns, no silly poetry. The whole issue is basically devoted to John Burks’ giant 30,000-word feature on the underground press. Features: “The Underground Press” by John Burks; “The … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 43

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Woodstock

Rolling Stone issue #42 had a cover date of September 20, 1969. 40 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of naked Woodstock attendees by Baron Wolman. This issue is back up to 40 pages again after issue #41 was down to 32 pages, and this is where the myth of Woodstock was created. Even scholarly Greil … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Woodstock

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 41

Rolling Stone issue #41 had a cover date of September 6, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Joe Cocker by Steven Shames. This issue is back down to 32 pages after several issues features 40 pages. Wonder what happened? It also contains three separate reviews of Blind Faith’s debut (“the reincarnation of Cream … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 41

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 40

Rolling Stone issue #40 had a cover date of August 23, 1969. 40 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Jerry Garcia by Baron Wolman. Features: “The Grateful Dead” by Michael Lydon; “James Taylor on Apple: ‘The Same Old Craperoo’” by Jerry Hopkins; “The Dope Story” by Joe Pilati; “Newport 1969” by Jan Hodenfield; “The Doors … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 40