I just read this week that Rolling Stone Magazine is having their 50th anniversary this year. Wow, that’s hard to believe! I’ve read every issue of Rolling Stone up to last year when I finally let my subscription lapse because I just read it online now. Yes, I’ve become the person I swore I’d never be! Anyhoo below are six links to articles about one of my favorite magazines and I think that in light of this I’ll renew my subscription again! And below that are the ever-popular MBIP Coming Attractions which are going to be a little different this week. Scroll on and find out what I’m talking about here!
Rolling Stone at 50: Making the First Issue - I love this line from this article because I know the feeling: "I remember thinking, 'Jeez, we'll never be able to top this. Where do we go from here?'"
Rolling Stone at 50: How Hunter S. Thompson Became a Legend - I often wonder what Hunter S. Thompson would be doing if he had to try and start his career out now. Somehow I don’t see him writing features for the Huffington Post.
The Bar Exam—With Paul Scanlon - Paul Scanlon was the managing editor of Rolling Stone from 1970 to 1980 and is also a personal friend of mine. We met at Mumbles Bar in New York in 2012 and I interviewed him for my blog, Tripping With Marty. He shared stories of Rolling Stone, some of his favorite New York City bars and these parting words of wisdom: “Sarah! Another Harpoon lager, please.”
Interviews From The Past: David Dalton - One of my favorite stories I ever did when I was publishing my magazine, fishwrap, was the oral history of Rolling Stone. I interviewed several former writers and editors who started there and one of them was David Dalton, who was there from the beginning. You can listen to the interview I conducted with him, which includes him talking about interviewing Charles Manson and how he stayed with the Manson family at Spahn Ranch.
Rock Hall to celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine - I’ve only been to Cleveland once and that was for my bar crawl blog, I may just have to go back to see this exhibit and visit my friend Michael Heaton and finally meet MBIP commenter and friend, Kathy from Cleveland!
I’m taking a much-needed break from the blog next week and I’ve decided to put up links to some of my favorite blog posts from the past four years. The first one will be tomorrow and it’ll be a link to a post where the MBIP Camera ran out of juice and I had to do a Stickman Theatre of the post from Castle’s Patio Inn. Other favorites will include a post from my tenderloin food tour, one from the infamous, “Can I Eat My Lunch In Here?” series and others that I’ll pick out as the week rolls on. Okay, now I have to get ready for my fabulous week off! We’ll see you tomorrow for the first MBIP rerun of the week!