2011 – Rolling Stone Magazine voted “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan as the best ever song on This Day in Rock Music History!
2008 – Rolling Stone magazine published their list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time on This Day in Rock. No.5 was “Brown Sugar” : The Rolling Stones No.4 “You Really Got Me” : The Kinks No.3 “Crossroads” : Cream No.2 “Purple Haze” : by Jimi Hendrix No.1 “Johnny B Goode” :Chuck Berry. […]
2005 – Prince topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the year’s biggest money earners after his 2004 tour grossed over $90 million (£53 million). Madonna came in second place after earning $54.9 million (£34.3 million) and Metallica came third with $43 million (£25.3 million).
2003 – Paul McCartney tops the Rolling Stone rich list, with earnings of $72 million. Runners-up are the Rolling Stones ($44 million) and Dave Matthews Band ($31 million).
1979 – Rolling Stone hints that hard times are hitting the music industry. According to one reporter, “skyrocketing costs of producing, promoting and supporting a new album are now put at between $350,000 and $500,000.”
1979 – Rolling Stone reports that Journey have entered into a sponsorship deal with Budweiser in one of the first instances of what will soon become standard music industry practice.
1973 – Dr Hook’s single ‘On The Cover Of Rolling Stone peaked at No.6 on the US chart. The single was banned in the UK by the BBC due to the reference of the magazine.
1971 – Rolling Stone Records is formed.
1969 – Janis Joplin was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6).