50 Years of Rolling Stone

The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture

Author: Rolling Stone LLC,Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350200

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 3344

For 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, 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.
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50 Years of Rolling Stone

The Music, Politics and People That Changed Our Culture

Author: Rolling Rolling Stone,Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724466

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 5778

For 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, Mark Seliger, and other leading image-makers. With feature articles, excerpts, and expos�s 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.
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Rolling Stone Magazine

The Uncensored History

Author: Robert Draper

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalists

Page: 500

View: 8913

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.
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Rolling Stone

The Photographs

Author: Tom Wolfe,Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671880033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 115

View: 6660

A collection of photographs from Rolling Stone magazine features familiar shots of such celebs as Jagger, Nicholson, Madonna, Brando, Bowie, Mailer, Reagan, Belushi, Eastwood. Reprint.
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Rolling Stone 50 Years of Covers

A History of the Most Influential Magazine in Pop Culture

Author: Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352149

Category: Music

Page: 768

View: 2552

For the past 50 years, the covers of Rolling Stone have depicted the icons of popular culture—from John Lennon, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Steve Martin to Rihanna, Louis C.K., Adele, Radiohead, and Barack Obama—cementing their legendary and influential status. No other magazine has the illustrious history and prestige of having defined popular culture from the birth of rock and roll to the present. This fantastic collection is newly revised and updated to include the covers from all 50 years of Rolling Stone history. With an updated introduction by Jann S. Wenner as well as new excerpts from the magazine and quotes from photographers and their celebrity subjects, this nostalgic journey down the memory lane of music, entertainment, and politics is irresistible.
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The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll

The Definitive History of the Most Important Artists and Their Music

Author: Anthony ed DeCurtis,James Henke,Holly George-Warren

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0679737286

Category: Music

Page: 710

View: 3456

Discusses the evolution of rock music from its earliest origins to today's most influential musical styles and performers
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Rolling Stone Images of Rock and Roll

Author: Anthony DeCurtis

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316756792

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 5223

A gallery of 179 photographs, arranged by theme, explores the variety of rock 'n' roll styles over the years
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Rolling Stone

The Complete Covers

Author: Fred Woodward,Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810992313

Category: Photography

Page: 280

View: 433

'The Complete collection of Rolling Stone's covers from 1967 to 1997, represents not just the evolution of a magazine but a record of our times. For three decades, no surer sign has heralded the arrival of a performer, artist or personality than a cover of Rolling Stone. - Jann S. Wenner. With a lively introduction by Rolling Stone founding editor and publisher, this collection features the work of renowned photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Albert Watson, Mark Seliger, and Anton Corbijn, as well as groundbreaking cover-story excerpts and tantalizing behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Readers of the magazine both past and present will find Rolling Stone: The Complete Covers (1967-1997) to be an intriguing and evocative journey.
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The Rolling Stone Interviews

Author: Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316023132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 3007

The greatest interviews with the greatest rock stars, movie stars, and cultural icons--uncensored and unfiltered--are published together in one remarkable volume in celebration of "Rolling Stones" 40th anniversary.
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The Rolling Stones: Fifty Years

Author: Christopher Sandford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857201026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 497

View: 3203

The definitive story of the most controversial and longest surviving band in music history In order to accurately chronicle the human drama at the center of the Rolling Stones story, the author of this book has carried out interviews with band members, close family members (including Mick's parents), and the group's fans and contemporaries. He has even examined their previously unreleased FBI files. In 1962 Mick Jagger was a bright, well-scrubbed boy planning a career in the civil service, while Keith Richards was learning how to smoke and swivel a six-shooter. Add the mercurial Brian Jones (who'd been effectively run out of Cheltenham for theft, multiple impregnations, and playing blues guitar) and the wryly opinionated Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, and the potential was obvious. During the 1960s and 70s the Stones were polarizing figures, alternately admired and reviled for their flamboyance, creativity, and salacious lifestyles. Confidently expected never to reach 30, they are now approaching their seventies, and have been together for 50 years. Like no other book before, this history makes sense of the rich brew of clever invention and opportunism, of talent, good fortune, insecurity, self-destructiveness, and of drugs, sex, and other excess, that made the Stones who they are.
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Rolling Stones

50 Years of Rock

Author: Howard Kramer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781446301609

Category:

Page: 272

View: 8104

'Rolling Stones' celebrates the key artistic events and achievements of one of the most successful rock bands ever.
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The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll

Author: Patricia Romanowski,Holly George-Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780743220552

Category: Rock music

Page: 1114

View: 3528

In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first rock and roll encyclopedia - a long awaited compendium to the most popular musical innovation of the twentieth century: rock and roll. Twelve years later, they produced a second version detailing rock's movement from the Beatles and the Go-Gos to Nirvana and Public Enemy. Since its inception, this reference has become a classic in its own right. Phenomenally accurate, informative and encapsulating, it tells the story of rock and roll in a clear and easy format. This revised volume is the definitive sourcebook on the world's music makers. From the one-hit wonders to the megastars, this photo-laden work shows how rock has developed not just as a musical genre but also as a way of life. It's all here, from the tremendous impact of Madonna, MTV, rap, hip-hop and alternative rock to complete profiles of the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, NWA and hundreds of other musicians, both famous and infamous. More than just a reference book, THE ROLLING STONE ENCYCLOPEDIA is the final word in rock and roll.
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The Rolling Stones 50

Author: The Rolling Stones,,Mick Jagger,Keith Richards,Charlie Watts,Ronnie Wood

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401324735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4937

On Thursday 12 July 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street. In the intervening fifty years the Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band... ever. They've played the smallest blues clubs and some of the biggest stadium tours of all time. They've had No.1 singles and albums in every country that has a popular music chart and have helped define global popular culture. A phenomenal half-century later, they now look back at their astounding career. Curated, introduced and narrated by the band themselves, The Rolling Stones 50 is the only officially authorized book to celebrate this milestone. With privileged access to a wealth of unseen and rare material, it is packed with superb reportage photography, contact sheets, negative strips, outtakes and so much more, from every period in the band's history. With more than 1,000 illustrations, it also features some of the most rare and interesting Stones memorabilia in existence: international posters, draft record cover art, bubblegum cards, jigsaws and other previously unpublished treasures specially photographed for this volume. Additional contributions by photography legends Gered Mankowitz, Jean-Marie PÉrier, Dezo Hoffmann, Michael Cooper, Terry O'Neill, Bent Rej, Philip Townsend and many others make this the definitive book to celebrate fifty years of the Rolling Stones. From Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie -- here is one spectacular thank you to their fans all over the world. With over 1,000 illustrations in colour and black and white. Featuring photography from the Daily Mirror's Mirrorpix archive.
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Rolling Stone

The First Forty Years

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979526107

Category: Magazine covers

Page: N.A

View: 1716

Presents portraits of music icons from the late 1960s and early 1970s through the end of the century.
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Fifty Years of 60 Minutes

The Inside Story of Television's Most Influential News Broadcast

Author: Jeff Fager

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501135813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 5183

“An illuminating TV show biography” (Kirkus Reviews), the ultimate inside story of 60 Minutes—the program that has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history. From its almost accidental birth in 1968, 60 Minutes has set the standard for broadcast journalism. The show has profiled every major leader, artist, and movement of the past five decades, perfecting the news-making interview and inventing the groundbreaking TV exposé. From legendary sit-downs with Richard Nixon in 1968 and Bill Clinton in 1992 to landmark investigations into the tobacco industry, Lance Armstrong’s doping, and the torture of prisoners in Abu-Ghraib, the broadcast has not just reported on our world but changed it, too. Executive Producer Jeff Fager takes us into the editing room with the show’s brilliant producers and beloved correspondents, including hard-charging Mike Wallace, writer’s-writer Morley Safer, soft-but-tough Ed Bradley, relentless Lesley Stahl, intrepid Scott Pelley, and illuminating storyteller Steve Kroft. He details the decades of human drama that have made the show’s success possible: the ferocious competition between correspondents, the door slamming, the risk-taking, and the pranks. Above all, Fager reveals the essential tenets that have never changed: why founder Don Hewitt believed “hearing” a story is more important than seeing it, why the “small picture” is the best way to illuminate a larger one, and why the most memorable stories are almost always those with a human being at the center. “As traditional reporting is increasingly being challenged by high-decibel, opinion-drenched media, Fager highlights storytelling that conveys a deep understanding of issues and demonstrates the power of television to inform” (The Washington Post). Fifty Years of 60 Minutes is at once a sweeping portrait of fifty years of American cultural history and an intimate look at how the news gets made.
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Move Fast and Break Things

How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Author: Jonathan Taplin

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316275743

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2850

*The book that started the Techlash* A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age. Featured in New York Times' Paperback Row A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Business & Leadership Book of 2017 Longlisted for Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017A strategy+business Best Business Book of 2017 Move Fast and Break Things is the riveting account of a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs who in the 1990s began to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms--Facebook, Amazon, and Google--that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and news industries. Jonathan Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: overlooking piracy of books, music, and film while hiding behind opaque business practices and subordinating the privacy of individual users in order to create the surveillance-marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since 2001, newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70 percent; book publishing, film, and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Revenues at Google in this same period grew from $400 million to $74.5 billion. Today, Google's YouTube controls 60 percent of all streaming-audio business but pay for only 11 percent of the total streaming-audio revenues artists receive. More creative content is being consumed than ever before, but less revenue is flowing to the creators and owners of that content. The stakes here go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, as well as music and other forms of entertainment, from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forward-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. Using his own half-century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it.
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How Democracies Die

Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524762938

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 790

Fateful alliances -- Gatekeeping in America -- The great Republican abdication -- Subverting democracy -- The guardrails of democracy -- The unwritten rules of American politics -- The unraveling -- Trump against the guardrails -- Saving democracy
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Sticky Fingers

The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Author: Joe Hagan

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760140996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 1196

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine is the story of how one man's ego and ambition captured the 1960s youth culture of rock and roll and turned it into a hothouse of fame, power, politics, and riches that would last for fifty years. Drawn from dozens of hours of interviews with Wenner, who granted Joe Hagan exclusive access to his vast personal archive, this biography tells the story of how Wenner partnered with rock luminaries like John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan to manufacture an unforgettable cultural mythology in story and image every other week for five decades. Featuring on-the-record interviews with Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Yoko Ono, Billy Joel, Tom Wolfe, Cameron Crowe, Lorne Michaels, David Geffen, Dan Aykroyd, Bette Midler, and dozens of others, Hagan captures Wenner with intimacy, nuance, and complexity-his marksmanship as an editor, his extraordinary understanding of the zeitgeist, his endless pursuit of fame and power, and his capacity for betrayal that would earn him as many enemies as friends. "I'll tell you what Jann did. He put together a really good gang of writers, nice kids. Not afraid to go and ask questions. And turned something that could have just been a fan magazine into a real piece of journalism. That's what I think Jann did." -Keith Richards "I was intimidated by Jann . . . Not because he was a nasty or snobbish person, but because he founded something so great." -Elton John "It was clear to me that Jann, like myself, was growing up in a world surrounded by people who were often out of their minds on drugs, and equally out of their minds on conspiracy theories and rhetoric. All we had to do was enjoy the company and carefully steer the journey, and we might survive; standing on a pile of corpses perhaps, but having survived." -Pete Townshend "Jann likes sexual power, and if you're doing what he's doing, and you're in this business, how could you not be interested in that?" -Annie Leibovitz "He's a huge music fan. That's something that has never changed. It's a big part of who he is. And that's at the basis of our relationship. He still gets into the records like we used to get into the records." -Bruce Springsteen "What a fuckin' editor. He's crazy, but he's got a dream." -Hunter S. Thompson
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Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 5307

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
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Life

Author: Keith Richards

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316128562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 2883

As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way. Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar's sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones's girlfriend. Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted to the music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger's attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history. In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him--part growl, part laugh--Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true. Richards' rich voice introduces the audiobook edition of LIFE and leads us into Johnny Depp's performance, while fellow artist Joe Hurley bridges the long road traveled before Richards closes with the final chapter of this incredible 23-hour production, which includes a bonus PDF of photos.
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