Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco, CA by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine’s chief editor, and music critic, Ralph J. Gleason. The cover featured a
photo of John Lennon from his movie, How I Won The War.
Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his family members and his soon-to-be wife, Michell Palmer to start the publication. The magazine was named after the Muddy Waters
1950 song “Rollin’ Stone”.