The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine
On Sale: October 24, 2017
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A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a
revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic
magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs
at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John,
Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others.
The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone's founder, editor,
and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is
told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail.
Joe Hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied
concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never
before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their
handlers; he details the daring journalism (Tom Wolfe,
Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. OíRourke) and internecine office
politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug
and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the
politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled
in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.
Supplemented by a cache of extraordinary documents and
letters from Wenner's personal archives, Sticky Fingers
depicts an ambitious, mercurial, wide-eyed rock and roll fan
of who exalts in youth and beauty and learns how to package
it, marketing late sixties counterculture as a testament to
the power of American youth. The result is a fascinating and
complex portrait of man and era, and an irresistible
biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics
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