9 November 2023
The very first issue of legendary monthly music magazine ROLLING STONE was
published in San Francisco and issued 56 years ago today, on 9 November 1967.
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 of course by the then soon-to-be giant rock stars The Rolling Stones whose name also was inspired (actually, it was Brian Jones who came up with it) by that Muddy Waters cracker.
ROLLING STONE: Website