I hauled this out the other day to look at the adverts in it, and The Rolling Stones were probably the only artists featured who are as recognisable today as they were then.
This was one of only three issues of Rolling Stone that sold out – the first one, the one covering the death of John Lennon, and this one.
I really love the typography of the 1960s and 1970s. It was so free and so different from everything that came before it – particularly in terms of fashion and music. I feel lucky to have grown up in the 60s and 70s.
This was the reason I bought it (quelle surprise!). The poster is actually enormous. Annie Liebowitz has really done amazing celebrity portraits – my favourites are Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. For the 1970s, this photo of a teen hearthrob was actually quite alarming.
The article is here
This paragraph is so sad.