Can you name these cover stars on early issues of Rolling Stone magazine?

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As Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show once sang, "Is the thrill that'll getcha / When you get your picture / On the cover of the Rolling Stone."

That hit song did the trick, as Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show indeed appeared on the front of the music magazine in March 1973. By that time, the rock 'n' roll rag was half a decade old and already an institution. In its early years, Jann Wenner's magazines featured many hot musicians of the era. 

Here are some early covers of Rolling Stone released between 1968 and 1970. Can you name the musicians?
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Can you name these cover stars on early issues of Rolling Stone magazine?

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Ready2go 2 months ago
9 of 11. How many remembered the MC 5?
dmirarh 3 months ago
You got 10 out of 11!, Missed the first one, not a big dead fan.
FLETCH 3 months ago
10 out of 11! Dang, only missed #8
Michael 3 months ago
There really was a "Win a date with Pig Pen", vocalist and keyboardist of the Grateful Dead, #1. I can't remember where I saw it. He doesn'tseem to be named after the Charlie Brown character. Hedated Janis Joplin, I think briefly.
Filmnoirfan 3 months ago
9/11 - some of them may have departed too soon but a lot of their great music lives on
RichLorn 3 months ago
5/11
Not my fault. We only had a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens.
PulsarStargrave 3 months ago
I BOMBED! I'm not into many of these performers while others look differently in these shots!
jimmyvici 3 months ago
6/11….I thought it was Joe Dirt at #5!
MrBill 3 months ago
5/11; never heard of some of these and had to guess a lot.
Moverfan 3 months ago
9/11--in fact, I missed 9 and 11. Wouldn't know any of the members of Iron Butterfly by sight, but I did recall the story I heard about In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. It was supposed to be "in the Garden of Eden", but the lead singer was supposedly too bloody high to pronounce it correctly (funny, he didn't have a problem with the rest of the song...).
Moody 3 months ago
9/11. I don't remember MC5 & I thought #5 looked like George Harrison.
anthony Moody 3 months ago
Clapton does look like Harrison in that photo. I was not surprised that they had George as one of the choices.
WordsmithWorks 3 months ago
9/11. Never heard of MC5. Whiffed on Brian Jones.
Michael WordsmithWorks 3 months ago
That photo of Brian Jones has him wearing a jacket that sure looks like the one he wore at Monterey. "His majesty Prince Jones smiled as he grooved among the crowd". He was there to take in the scene, he didn't perform.

MC5 had some success,but really was underground, hence the cover of Rolling Stone. I've never knowingly heard them on the radio.
harlow1313 Michael 3 months ago
"Kick Out the Jams," and Perhaps "Ramblin' Rose" would be the only songs I could name, without research. I have only a small familiarity.
AnnieM harlow1313 3 months ago
Weren't they more successful in the UK? For some reason I associate them with that. 🤔
Michael AnnieM 3 months ago
They fit the John Sinclair, John Lennon, Yippie world. Even David Peel and the Lower East Side Band.

They got a lot of press as a result, so I've knkwn about them for decades.
Michael Michael 3 months ago

I just noticed. The MC5 (Motor City 5) are nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. I guess that's why Dolly declined her nomination, not wanting to split the vote.

And apparently the last MC5 is making an album,
under the MC5 name.

Rock and roll is here tostay.
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