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Turning the Stone: The Adventures of Jann Wenner and Cameron Crowe in the sick, slick '70s

Paul Gorman, In Their Own Write, 1 November 2001

In our second excerpt from In Their Own Write: Adventures in the Music Press, Paul Gorman goes back to the '70s and turns his attention to the entrenchment of Jann Wenner's Rolling Stone as the bi-weekly bible of rock and roll. Cameron Crowe, Richard Meltzer, Jann Uhelszki and others recall the era when rock writers became... almost famous.

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