The contradictory and colourful life of the Rolling Stone editor, Jan Wenner

In Sticky Fingers, Joe Hagan has written a rollicking biography, with plentiful sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, gossip and riotous behaviour.

A long lead into press time can cause severe problems when events come thick and fast. The Rolling Stone issue dated 27 December 1969 had a front cover picture of Mick Jagger headlined: “The Stones’ Grand Finale”. The lead story inside – “Free Rolling Stones: It’s Going To Happen” – detailed the scramble to find a venue for the western Woodstock: San Francisco’s chance to show the world how free festivals were really done.

By the time the issue hit the stands the...
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