What We're Reading: The True Story of Rolling Stone's Great Cover Ever

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 11, 2017

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner has put his iconic magazine on the market — a decision, noted Vanity Fair recently, “that represents a painful concession to current magazine-publishing reality.” Vanity Fair also tells the fascinating story behind two of the magazine’s most famous cover photos — one, in 1968, that helped secure the fledgling publication’s survival, and the other in 1981. That image of a nude John Lennon curled around a clothed Yoko Ono, shot by Annie Leibovitz, sealed Lennon’s legend.

Read the whole story at Vanity Fair.


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