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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 33

Rolling Stone issue #33 had a cover date of May 17, 1969. 40 pages (20 pages with a seemingly unnecessary 20 page “insert”). 35 cents. Cover photo of Joni Mitchell by Baron Wolman. Features: “Jackie Gleason is Really a Great Man” by John Burks; “The Band” by Ralph J. Gleason; “The Swan Song of Folk … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 33

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 32

Rolling Stone issue #32 had a cover date of May 2, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Stevie Winwood by David Dalton. Features: “Vacationing in Palm Springs: A Real Lark” by Jerry Hopkins; “Traffic” by David Dalton; “Traffic Interview” by Jonathan Cott; “Johnny Winter Fiasco Goes On” by Paul Nelson; “Moog Synthesizers” by … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 32

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 31

Rolling Stone issue #31 had a cover date of April 19, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Sun Ra by Baron Wolman. Features: “Sun Ra” by John Burks; “Earthquake! California Fears Fear Itself” by Jerry Hopkins; “Bunky & Jake” by Paul Nelson; “Cerebrum” by Charles A. Fracchia; “Jethro Tull & His Fabulous Tool” … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 31

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 30

Rolling Stone issue #30 had a cover date of April 5, 1969. 40 pages (20 standard pages with a 20-page special insert). 35 cents. Cover photo of San Francisco State College student strike by Nacio Brown. This photo was originally published in the San Francisco Express Times on December 11, 1968. (You can see more … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 30

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