50 Years of Rolling Stone
The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture
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- Publication Date: May 16, 2017
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- ISBN: 9781683350200
- Page Count: 288
- Illustrations: 224 color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs
- Rights: World/All
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 exposés 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.
About the authors
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.