50 Years of Rolling Stone

The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture



ISBN: 9781419724466 Category:

Jann S. Wenner


For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and – above all – music. This landmark book documents the magazine’s rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography. From the 1960s to the present day, the book offers a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history. Interviews with rock legends – Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen, and more – appear alongside iconic photographs by Baron Wolman, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, and other leading image-makers. With feature articles, excerpts, and exposu00e9s by such quintessential writers as Hunter S. Thompson, Matt Taibbi, and David Harris, this book is an irresistible and essential keepsake of the magazine that has defined American music for generations of readers.

Additional information

Weight 2836 g
Dimensions 29 x 36.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2017
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 29 x 36.3 cm
Weight 2836 g


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Rolling Stone was founded by publisher Jann S. Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason in 1967. It has a circulation of more than one million readers and widespread international circulation. Wenner is also the head of Wenner Media, and the publisher of Us Weekly and Men’s Journal. In 2005, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone and Wenner are based in New York City.