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Rolling Stone Magazine: The Uncensored History

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The colorful, illustrated history of Rolling Stone magazine and its equally controversial founder and editor, Jann Wenner. Draper's history is an intelligent and witty behind-the-scenes look at this cultural icon and its course from its hippie beginnings to a high-profile magazine. 16 pages of photographs.
Paperback, 16 pages
Published May 10th 1991 by Harper Perennial (first published 1990)
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Sep 15, 2008 Marie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who love Rolling Stone magazine
I only read the prologue to this. I checked it out for some work-related research and I feel like I've gotten the info I wanted from reading the prologue. Otherwise I just don't care enough to read the rest of the book. I'm not a fan of Rolling Stone magazine. I get it. Rolling Stone was once totally awesome, back when the music business was in its infancy, some now-famous and awe-inspiring writers and photogs worked there and it is definitely a place holder for American pop culture.
I lived through some of this and enjoyed the memories. However, he got things wrong, such as downplaying the No Nukes concerts. He wasn't in the office and didn't really know the personalities. He zeroed in on Jann Wenner, which makes sense. All-in-all, a good read.
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Aug 08, 2015 Michelle (Crazy Cat Lady) marked it as unowned-want-to-read-b
Reminds me that I need to renew my subscription! LOL. Rolling Stone was my source for everything until I discovered Huffington Post, but you don't get the same awesome journalists as those from RS.
I found this fascinating, despite my being no fan of Rolling Stone magazine. An in-depth history of the rag and, most importantly, the psyche of its publisher.
Steve Coscia
This explained much about why Rolling Stone didn't cover all rock-n-roll bands. Jann Wenner was a rock fan, not an objective publisher.
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It turns out I am no longer interested in the history of Rolling Stone magazine.
This book deserves a reprint ASAP. It's enthralling.
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Robert Draper (born November 15, 1959)[1] is a freelance writer, a correspondent for GQ and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Previously, he worked for Texas Monthly, where he first became acquainted with the Bush political family.
Robert Draper attended Westchester High School in Houston, Texas. He is the grandson of Leon Jaworski, prosecutor during the Watergate scandal, segregation t
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