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Jann S. Wenner


1946

Jann S. Wenner is born in New York City.

1967

Rolling Stone magazine, founded in San Francisco by Jann S. Wenner, publishes its first issue. John Lennon is the cover subject.

1971

The first in a two-part series of revealing interviews with John Lennon, conducted by publisher Jann S. Wenner, appears in Rolling Stone. These candid conversations are later published in book form as Lennon Remembers.

1972

Rolling Stone publishes its 100th issue. Jerry Garcia is the cover subject.

1973

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show are featured on the cover of Rolling Stone shortly after their novelty hit “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ peaks at #6.

1976

Jann S. Wenner announces to the Rolling Stone staff that the magazine’s headquarters will move from San Francisco to New York.

1983

A small group of music-industry professionals - including Atlantic Records founder and chairman Ahmet Ertegun, Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann S. Wenner, record executive Seymour Stein, and attorneys Suzan Evans and Allen Grubman - meets to discuss the formation of an organization to recognize rock and roll pioneers and legends.

1987

Rolling Stone publishes its 500th issue. Jon Bon Jovi is the cover subject.

1992

Rolling Stone marks its 25th anniversary as the preeminent music and pop-culture periodical of its time.

1995

Jann S. Wenner founds CeaseFire, a nonprofit organization that seeks to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.

1997

Jann S. Wenner - editor and publisher of Rolling Stone, Us and Men’s Journal - is inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. He is the youngest editor ever to be so honored.

1998

Rolling Stone wins National Magazine Awards for General Excellence (for magazines with circulation of over 1 million) and Reporting.

2004

Jann S. Wenner is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the nineteenth annual induction dinner. Mick Jagger is his presenter.

Jann S. Wenner