#TBT: Rolling Stone Covers From When the Mag Called SF Home
Percussionist Ollie Brown reading Rolling Stone in 1975. (Christopher Simon Sykes/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

#TBT: Rolling Stone Covers From When the Mag Called SF Home


Looking back on when Rolling Stone had a three-person office at 1700 Montgomery St.

On this day in 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco. Founded by Jann Wenner and Ralph Gleason, the music rag has grown from the small team in Fog City to become a media giant, chronicling music trends. A decade after its birth, the magazine moved its headquarters to New York in 1977 and closed the last SF office in the early 1980s. Its presence here will never be forgotten though; and it can be said that through the nurturing of local bands, the music scene has become what it is. Relive that first decade of Rolling Stone in SF with a look back at a cover from each year, up until 1976.

November 9, 1967

via Rolling Stone

The first issue of Rolling Stone featured John Lennon on the cover, in a photo from his movie How I Won the War. Some of the articles touched on the music of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, and the drug bust at the Grateful Dead's house in The Haight.

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