Can You Imagine the First Cover Artist of Rolling Stone?

John Lennon as Private Gripweed in the 1967 movie

via "How I Won the War"

John Lennon as Private Gripweed in the 1967 movie "How I Won the War."

Emily Mussey, Contributor

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John Lennon graced the cover of the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which was published on November 9, 1967. The photo was from his recent movie “How I Won the War.” This photo set the magazine’s tone of gritty reality mixed with the glamour of pop culture.

The movie was not critically well received, but the magazine was. 48 years later, Rolling Stone magazine is still published twice a month and read by many.

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