Rolling Stone magazine launch in 1967 in San Fransisco by by Jann Wenner. Named after a Muddy Waters’ song, the magazine was a breath of fresh air for many who were a part of the counter culture as it touched on everything from music and film to politics and politicians. Rolling Stone was responsible for launching many careers, most notably Cameron Crowe and the late Hunter S. Thomson whose controversial style of journalism resulted in rock star status in the late 60s and early 70s. Many changes have taken place over the past 43 years except two: Wenner remains editor-in-chief and they still deliver some of the best covers of any magazine out there. Not only are these covers historic, but they also make great prints & posters.
Here are just a few examples:
The debut issue of Rolling Stone featured a photogragh of John Lennon in his first venture outside the Beatles, the film “How I Won the War”.