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    America went into turmoil in 1968 with the escalation of the Vietnam War, chaotic protests outside of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. For the magazine's first anniversary issue, John Lennon and Yoko Ono posed naked for the cover. It stirred up a ton of controversy, flew off the newsstands that agreed to stock it and helped transform Rolling Stone into a major publication.