, 2023-01-25 04:39:57
Jann Wenner is a man who seems to have seen it all. Flip to any page in his recent autobiography, “Like A Rolling Stone,” and you’ll see references to at least a few of his rich, celebrity friends or reminders of his many homes scattered around the country. He has certainly seen more than most as the founder and former editor of the cultural touchstone “Rolling Stone” magazine. From the outlet’s creation in 1967 to Wenner’s eventual sale of his last 51% share in 2017, the mogul has shaken hands with the likes of Bob Dylan, Barack Obama, Bono and Bill Clinton over an illustrious 50-year career.
Wenner sat down with The Daily for an interview ahead of his Jan. 25 event at Stanford.
This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
The Stanford Daily [TSD]: How’s the book’s doing, and how do you feel about being on the other end of these interviews? You’ve interviewed everyone ranging from John Lennon to Barack Obama. How does it feel to be the one getting all this attention?
Jann Wenner [JW]: Well, I’m very happy with the book. The reception for it’s been great. Reviews have been excellent. Mainly the reaction from the readers of the book, the readers of “Rolling Stone,” and the people have followed what we’ve been doing for so many years. They have been really gratifying.
I’ve enjoyed doing the interviews. They’re always great, for people who understand the magazine or read the book and have thoughtful questions, and that’s what…
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