The very first issue of legendary monthly music magazine ROLLING STONE was published in San Francisco and issued on 9 November 1967, 52 years ago today. Founder Jan Wenner said that the magazine’s title was inspired by 1950 blues song ‘Rollin’ Stone’, by Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan‘s hit single Like A Rolling Stone and the by then very popular band we all know as The Rolling Stones.
The cover featured a photo of John Lennon dressed as the soldier he played that year
in the movie How I Won The War. The first issue also had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. Here’s the front cover…
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