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Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine / Joe Hagan.

By: Hagan, Joe, 1971- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017Edition: First edition.Description: x, 547 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781101874370; 1101874376.Subject(s): Wenner, Jann | Rolling stone (San Francisco, Calif.) | Editors -- United States -- Biography | Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography | Music journalists -- Biography | Rock music | Sound recording industry -- History | Counterculture -- United States -- History | Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Sticky fingersDDC classification: 070.5/1092 | B
Contents:
Prologue: Get back -- Atlantis -- Are you experienced? -- California dreamin' -- Like a rolling stone -- Born to run -- Sympathy for the devil -- Bridge over troubled water -- Temptation eyes -- Sticky fingers -- California -- The cover of the Rolling Stone -- Whatever gets you through the night -- Love will keep us together -- Take it to the limit -- Big shot -- Stayin' alive -- Shattered -- Get back -- We don't need another hero -- Purple rain -- We didn't start the fire -- Nevermind -- Bridges to Babylon -- Still crazy after all these years.
Summary: 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. O'Rourke) 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 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 portrait of man and era, and a biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-522) and index.

Prologue: Get back -- Atlantis -- Are you experienced? -- California dreamin' -- Like a rolling stone -- Born to run -- Sympathy for the devil -- Bridge over troubled water -- Temptation eyes -- Sticky fingers -- California -- The cover of the Rolling Stone -- Whatever gets you through the night -- Love will keep us together -- Take it to the limit -- Big shot -- Stayin' alive -- Shattered -- Get back -- We don't need another hero -- Purple rain -- We didn't start the fire -- Nevermind -- Bridges to Babylon -- Still crazy after all these years.

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. O'Rourke) 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 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 portrait of man and era, and a biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.

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