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Rolling Stone: 50 Years T H E C U LT U R E , P O L I T I C S , A N D M U S I C T H AT S H A P E D O U R E R A ■ ■ BY JA N N S . W E N N E R A N D T H E E D I TO R S O F R O L L I N G S TO N E

A lavish book celebrating 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine—one of the most iconic and influential voices in American music and culture

S E LLING POINTS ■■ A longtime force of influence in American journalism, pop culture, and music, Rolling Stone has a devoted following and a proven track record in books

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■■ Rolling Stone magazine has a or 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,

circulation of more than 1 million readers and more than 17 million followers on social media ■■ Release will coincide with Rolling Stone’s 50th anniversary and an exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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. 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

S PECIFICATIONS 224 color and black-and-white illustrations 304 pages, 11 × 14" Hardcover with jacket

publisher of Us Weekly and Men’s Journal. In 2005, he was inducted into the Rock

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and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone and Wenner are based in New York City.

PUB MONTH: MAY ENTERTAINMENT • MUSIC • PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-2446-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2446-6 US $65.00  CAN $79.00 56500 9 781419 724466

ISBN 978-1-68335-020-0

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Vanity Fair 100 Years ISBN 978-1-4197-0863-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0863-3 US $70.00  CAN $84.00 56500 9 781419 708633

Danny Clinch: Still Moving ISBN 978-1-4197-0870-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0870-1 US $50.00  CAN $57.50 54500

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