Stone has been part of the rock and roll landscape
since the magazine was first published 30 years ago. In celebration,
AT&T sponsored a nationwide college tour of the magazine's covers
and collection of historical rock artifacts. It kicked off in January
1998 with a gala New York City launch, attended by rock luminaries
from Carlos Santana to the original members of Fleetwood Mac.
A portable gallery structure traveled to over twenty leading universities,
from Florida to California, surviving hail storms, Spring Break,
and the occasional odd-shaped exhibit space.
The covers, the artifacts
Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, the tour exhibited magazine covers from
the past 30 years, featuring individuals who have help define
music and pop culture. The tour featured artifacts on loan
from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
such as a Pete Townshend guitar as well as correspondence
and photos from Jann Wenner's personal collection
On the Rock History trail
the Covers Tour zig-zagged back and forth across the United States,
intrepid young rock reporter Jeff Van Fossan sent us regular trip
reports investigating the college music scene. Sure, we kept him busy
promoting the exhibits ... but Jeff always found time to check out the
local club scene, or peruse the used CD bins.
And don't forget to visit the
Rolling Stone magazine website.
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