ROLLING STONE COVER JANIS JOPLIN AND JANIS SINGING “ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

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Rolling Stone Magazine, October 1970

Rolling Stone Magazine, October 1970

San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers.On loan from Mike Furlough.

Jann Wenner was a student in San Francisco when he founded Rolling Stone Magazine in 1967. Rolling Stonewas at first a one page broadsheet that Wenner hawked from the back of his car, but it quickly grew into the biggest, most influential of all the rock magazines. Though Rolling Stone started out no differently than dozens of other city rock magazines, Wenner saw that the magazine could be a success on a national scale. His aggressive hustling brought him the coveted interviews with many of the biggest stars in Rock and Roll music.Rolling Stone is still widely read by younger rock fans of today. Shown is an issue from October 29, 1970, reporting on the then-recent death of Janis Joplin.

“ME AND BOBBY MCGEE”

Kristofferson and Foster wrote the song, first sung by Roger Miller. Kristofferson states that the film La Strada was an inspiration for the song.

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