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The Best Rolling Stone Covers

Updated June 14, 2019 39.7k votes 5.3k voters 631.7k views45 items

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List of the best Rolling Stone covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These famous Rolling Stone covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Rolling Stone magazine has covered over the years. Iconic Rolling Stone covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness. This list includes rare Rolling Stone covers and hard-to-find classic Rolling Stone covers as well as the most popular and famous Rolling Stone magazine covers.

The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years. Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but Rolling Stone also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of Rolling Stone magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Rolling Stone magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!
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  • Johnny Cash
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Rolling Stone - Oct. 16, 2003
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  • Rosario Dawson
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Rolling Stone - April 2007
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  • David Bowie
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Rolling Stone - February 1976
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  • Led Zeppelin
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Rolling Stone - March 13, 1975
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