"One of the first assignments he gave Lydon–which wound up becoming the main story on page one–concerned money missing from the Monterey Pop Festival. 'Jann didn't want a fanzine," says Lydon. "He wanted investigative reportage.' Many articles–including pieces on David Crosby getting fired from the Byrds and the Dead's big drug bust–didn't have bylines. 'We didn't put our names on everything,' says Lydon, 'because that would have showed how few people were working for the paper.'"
For the fiftieth anniversary of Rolling Stone, Andy Greene writes about the magazine's birth in San Francisco.