Maybe it doesn't hold the same cultural cache that it once did, but for a while Rolling Stone was the only magazine that mattered. They were ahead of the curb in terms of music, politics, fashion and finding a generational voice that no one else had tapped into (kids love exclamation marks, etc.).
Today in 1967 Jann Wenner's baby was deliverer to newstands around America, sporting a snarling John Lennon, and a whole lot of liberal ideas that started a fire in the belly of millions of young people around the world.
From declaring disco dead, encouraging a terrifying but brilliant Hunter S Thompson, riding the wave of grunge despite it's insistence that they not, to finally giving comedians a covershoot, Rolling Stone sure has had a wild 45 years.
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