The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Jann S. Wenner

Induction category: Lifetime Achievement


Jann Wenner launched Rolling Stone magazine in 1967, providing music fans with a forum for news, reviews, articles and interviews. Prior to Rolling Stone, coverage of rock and roll was largely patronizing, myopic or aimed at the teenybopper market. Wenner’s brainstorm was to launch a national magazine with music as its main but not exclusive focus, written by and for those who took rock and roll as seriously as it deserved. Wenner’s genius has been evident in the way he’s nurtured and sustained his protean creation over the decades. With Wenner at the helm, Rolling Stone has tracked and adapted ...

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