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Jann Wenner

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Jann Wenner

 

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Jann Wenner (2013 Clip) | HBO

 

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Jann Wenner | Charlie Rose

 

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Jann Wenner Talks with Charlie Rose | Charlie Rose

 

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Jann Wenner Welcome at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 1995

Jann Simon Wenner is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men's Journal magazine. Born in New York City, Wenner graduated from Chadwick School and later attended the University of California, Berkeley. He dropped out, but while at Berkeley he participated in the Free Speech Movement. Wenner, with his mentor Ralph J. Gleason, co-founded Rolling Stone in 1967 with the help of a loan from family members and his soon-to-be wife. Later in his career he became one of the founders of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has founded other publications. As a publisher and media figure, he has faced controversy regarding Hall of Fame eligibility favoritism, the breakdown of his relationship with famous gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and allegations that his magazine's reviews were biased.