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In January , Hunter S. Thompson wrote Jann S. He lived and wrote on the edge in a style that would come to be called Gonzo journalism. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, served in the Air Force, and worked as a journalist in Puerto Rico before moving to San Francisco, where an article about the Hells Angels turned into a book project. He spent almost two years riding with the outlaw motorcycle gang , and in he published a bestseller that took readers deep inside a subculture largely inaccessible to the outside world. In that sense, Thompson and Rolling Stone were kindred spirits. Thompson had tried to get Joe Edwards, a year-old pot-smoking lawyer, elected mayor; Thompson himself was running for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado.
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Fifty years ago, a year-old Berkeley College dropout and journalist named Jann Wenner was cobbling together a new kind of magazine that, in his words, would take rock music seriously. The first issue of Rolling Stone appeared in print on November 9th,
Most readers know Hunter S. But in over 45 years of writing, this prolific observer of the American scene wrote voluminously, often hilariously, and usually with deceptively clear-eyed vitriol on sports, politics, media, and other viciously addictive pursuits. But what could define it? Nobody had bothered to say. So we would have to drum it up on our own.