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Video: Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner on the Magazine's First Year

July 2, 2007 2:21 PM ET

As you've probably noticed by now, Rolling Stone is celebrating the magazine's 40th anniversary with a blowout special issue devoted to 1967 and the Summer of Love. Here, RS founding editor and publisher Jann S. Wenner sits down with writer Charles Young to talk about the San Francisco scene and the first year of the magazine's existence.

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