On November 9 Rolling Stone magazine released its first issue…

On November 9, 1967 Rolling Stone magazine’s first issue was released. 

Logo for Rolling Stone magazine www.rollingstone.com

Logo for Rolling Stone magazine
http://www.rollingstone.com

The magazine, which focuses on pop culture (e.g. films, politics, music, etc), was founded in San Francisco by Jann Wenner (the current editor-in-chief) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason. The bi-weekly magazine is known for its often iconic covers. In addition, it is available internationally, with various countries having their own edition. 

Christina Aguilera's 2002 Rolling Stone Cover promoting her new image and album

Christina Aguilera’s 2002 Rolling Stone Cover promoting her new image and album “Stripped”
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Random Pop Culture: The first 10 covers featured the following artists: 

  • John Lennon
  • Tina Turner
Tina Turner's first cover on Rolling Stone Rolling Stone

Tina Turner’s first cover on Rolling Stone
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  • The Beatles
  • Jimi Hendrix, Donovan & Otis Redding
  • Jim Morrison
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Monterey Pop Festival
  • John Lennon & Paul McCartney
  • Eric Clapton

Random Pop Culture: The name of the magazine derives from the 1950’s Muddy Waters’ song “Rollin’ Stone,” Bob Dylan’s 1965 song “Like a Rolling Stone,” and of course the rock group The Rolling Stones. 

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