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First Time on the Cover

The images that started it all for John Lennon, Madonna and other stars with multiple Rolling Stone covers
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Jerry Garcia, 1969

A leather-jacketed Jerry Garcia smiles on his first Rolling Stone cover. Garcia, whose Grateful Dead was profiled in Rolling Stone's first issue, had to wait until issue number 40 to land the cover. Garcia would go on to be featured over a dozen more times with and without his band and in some memorable illustrations.

Read the Jerry Garcia issue of Rolling Stone from August 23, 1969.

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