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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 29

Rolling Stone issue #29 had a cover date of March 15, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Janis Joplin by Baron Wolman. Features: “Bob Dylan: ‘I Can’t Remember Where They Come From’” by Jann Wenner; “Janis: The Judy Garland of Rock and Roll?” by Paul Nelson; “Roller Derby: Nobody Loves Us But The … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 29

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 28

Rolling Stone issue #28 had a cover date of March 1, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Kenji “Julie” Sawada of the Japanese band Julie and the Tigers. Features: “Japanese Rock” by Max E. Lash; “The Hollywood Hillbillies: What’s Old Is New” by Jerry Hopkins; “Antonioni” by Gene Youngblood; “Van Morrison” by Greil … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 28

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 27

Rolling Stone issue #27 had a cover date of February 15, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Karen Seltenreich by Baron Wolman. Having learned a big lesson back in Issue 22 about the power of controversy and nudity, Jann Wenner came up with a 14,000-word, 15-page spread on the story of groupies “and … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 27

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 26

Rolling Stone issue #26 had a cover date of February 1, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman. This issue was the look back on 1968 with cover star Jimi Hendrix honored as “Performer of the Year.” It’s crazy to think that Jimi Hendrix was an active musician at … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 26

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 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