The Legacy of Jann Wenner - May It Not Rest In Peace
|The first issue of Rolling Stone, November 1967|
There is one other scenario that no one seems to have mentioned. Wenner also doesn't appear to hold anyone in high regard who isn't an established presence on classic rock radio. The youngest - Bono, age 63 - began his recording career with U2 in 1980. Springsteen arrived on the scene in the 70s, and the remaining five came of age in the 60s. The interviewer ran a music magazine for decades but he couldn't find even one younger musician that he believes is intellectually articulate?
I've never been a strong supporter of the raging cancel culture, but you just can't write off all of the contributions by an entire gender or ethnic group as not being worthy. You just can't! To all of the thousands of women and non-white artists out there trying to earn a living and entertain us in a difficult profession, I thank you for your contributions to an art form I have always loved.