Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | What We're Reading: The True Story of Rolling Stone's Great Cover Ever

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Oct. 11, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Source: Vanity Fair

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner has put his iconic magazine on the market — a decision, noted Vanity Fair recently, “that represents a painful concession to current magazine-publishing reality.” Vanity Fair also tells the fascinating story behind two of the magazine’s most famous cover photos — one, in 1968, that helped secure the fledgling publication’s survival, and the other in 1981. That image of a nude John Lennon curled around a clothed Yoko Ono, shot by Annie Leibovitz, sealed Lennon’s legend.