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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 25

Rolling Stone issue #25 had a cover date of January 4, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the MC5’s Rob Tyner. I hadn’t originally intended on continuing this series into 1969. By the end of 1968 Rolling Stone had firmly established its identity as the leading voice of the rock and roll generation. … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 25

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 24

Rolling Stone issue #24 had a cover date of December 21, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Beatles. This is the final issue of 1968. By this time the magazine had firmly established its identity. It was now a professional publication with a copy editor (Charles Perry) and at last a managing … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 24

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 23

Rolling Stone issue #23 had a cover date of December 7, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Doug Sahm by Baron Wolman. Features: “Dispossessed Men and Mothers of Texas” by Larry Sepulvado and John Burks; “Tex-Mex” by Barret Hansen; “Producing: Felix Papparelli Speaks his Mind” by H.A. Haffner; “Carl Perkins” by Michael Lydon; … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 23

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 22

Rolling Stone issue #22 had a cover date of November 23, 1968. 32 pages, plus an eight-page insert section. 35 cents. Cover photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono by John Lennon. On the magazine’s one-year anniversary, this is the issue that pushed Rolling Stone into the mainstream public consciousness. It featured John and Yoko’s … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 22

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 21

Rolling Stone issue #21 had a cover date of November 9, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Issue #21 features the first byline of Greil Marcus, reviewing the latest record by the Who. In what almost seems like a parody of a Greil Marcus piece its lede is: “This is not so much a review as … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 21

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 20

Rolling Stone issue #20 had a cover date of October 26, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Beatles. Features: “Books: The Beatles Authorized Biography” by Jann Wenner; “The Rolling Stone Interview with Cass Elliot” by Jerry Hopkins; “Doors, Airplane in Middle Earth” by Jonathan Cott; “San Francisco Going Strong In Spite of … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 20

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 19

Rolling Stone issue #19 had a cover date of October 12, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Mick Jagger by Ethan Russell. The biggest news in this issue for those of us who care about the history of the magazine is an item that appears on page 6 under the simple headline: Regrets. … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 19

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 18

Rolling Stone issue #18 had a cover date of September 28, 1968. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Pete Townshend by Baron Wolman. This is the first boost in the page count since issue #3 went to 24 pages from 20 in the first two issues. And no increase in the cover price. In … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 18

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 17

Rolling Stone issue #17 had a cover date of September 14, 1968. 24 pages. 35 cents. Cover illustration by Rick Griffin. Features: The Rolling Stone Interview with Pete Townshend by Jann Wenner; Eric Burdon: ‘I Got Changes to Go Through, That’s All’ by Jerry Hopkins; “The Eggman Wears White” by Jonathan Cott (about John and … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 17

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 16

Rolling Stone issue #16 had a cover date of August 24, 1968. 24 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of the Band by Elliot M. Landy. Features: “Friends and Neighbors Just Call Us the Band” by Alfred G. Aronowitz; Howlin’ Wolf by Barry Gifford; The Rolling Stone Round Table with Booker T & the M.G.’s by … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 16