50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 35

Rolling Stone issue #35 had a cover date of June 14, 1969. 40 page. 35 cents. Cover photo of Chuck Berry by Baron Wolman.

Features: “Roll Over, Chuck Berry” by Greil Marcus; “Jean-Luc Godard” by Jonathan Cott; “American Revolution 1969: The Battle of People’s Park” by John Burks and John Grissim, Jr.; “This Time Gas – Guns What Next Bombs?” by Langdon Winner; “Festivals” (a roundup of all the 1969 music festivals–Woodstock is not even mentioned); “Fuzz Against Junk: The Saga of the Narcotics Brigade, Installment Three” by Akbar Del Piombo.

News: Fillmore Fans Watch the Flames; Leary Cut Loose, Wants to Run; Stones Set Pear A-Rolling; Airplane Busted Twice in South; Cl’pt’n-W’w’d-B’k’r Have Blind Faith; “Joe South: ‘C&W Music Is Shit'” by Jerry Hopkins; Freaks Fight Back: $80,000 Suit; Jim Morrison Tells All; Doors Will Do It In A Bull Ring; McGuinn & Dylan Riding Easy; “DC Snipes at Free Press” by Derek Shearer; Bikers Stomp at Canadian Festival; Lenny’s Second Brucemas Coming; “Gospel Rock’s Unhappy Days” by Ben Fong-Torres; LA Holds C&W Unpop Festival; Genie the Tailor Dies in Crash; T.I.M.E. Drummer Shot in Stomach; “And, Boy Were They Wrecked!” (the Turtles play the White House); “The Who’s Opera: A Loud Deafmute”. And Random Notes on Sons of Champlin, Van Dkye Parks, Leonard Cohen, Love, Duke Ellington, Frank Zappa, Dylan/Cash, Sun Ra, Jack Casady, The Magic Christian, the Byrds, and the Mamas and the Papas.

Full-page ads: As Safe As Yesterday Is by Humble Pie on Instant/Immediate; Accept No Substitute by Delaney & Bonnie on Elektra; Aoxomoxoa by Grateful Dead on Warner Bros; Motor-Cycle by Lotti Golden on Atlantic; Psychology Today; Buddah Records; Infinity amplifier by Sunn; Newport Jazz Festival; Truckin’ with Albert Collins on Blue Thumb.

More ads: US: A Paperback Magazine on Bantam; HPSCHD by John Cage and Lejaren Hiller on Nonesuch; The Charlatans on Philips; Laura Nyro on Columbia; Remember The Wind And The Rain by Jaime Brockett on Oracle; Beautiful Thoughts by Tiny Tim on Doubleday; Rolling Stone Book – Volume II; Street Busker by Don Partridge on Capitol; Stax Records; Stax Records; Pickin’ Up the Pieces by Poco on Epic; Same Train, A Different Time by Merle Haggard on Capitol; “New Day” b/w “Thumbin’ a Ride” by Jackie Lomax on Apple; Doctor Dunbar’s Prescription by Ainsley Dubar on Blue Thumb; Denver Pop Festival; Fields on Uni; Pyewacket: “PYEWACKET doesn’t even have a recording contract YET!!! (We’re working it!!!)”.

Columns: “Astrology” by Ambrose Hollingsworth.

Reviews: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (by Paul Williams); Freddie King Is A Blues Master (by Pete Welding); Running, Jumping, Standing Still, Spider John Koerner and Willy Murphy (by Tony Glover); Mark Spoelstra (by Gary Von Tersch); Wheatfield Soul, The Guess Who (by Nancy Edmonds); Autosalvage (by Ed Ward); Wheatstraw Suite, The Dillards (by Jim Bickhart); Ars Longa Vita Brevis, The Nice (by John Mendelsohn).

Poetry: “The Moon Is In Shao’s Baby” by Lewis MacAdams; “Cantata for Anne” by Gary Von Tersch.

Subscription offer: Subscribers could get a free copy of Tommy by the Who “with a $10 two-year subscription [52 issues] or a regular subscription and one gift subscription [$12]; or, if you are already a subscriber, two gift subscriptions [$12].” Plus 50 cents shipping. Complicated!

Previously: Issue 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34.

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