The 1981 issues may not have yielded much, but they did offer these gems:
September 17, 1981
National Reno Gay Rodeo?! I feel like Rolling Stone used to be so much more progressive. Now the only suggestive content is tawdry pornified dreck like the recent Kardashian cover, which pales in comparison to this Brokeback Mountain precursor!
Stevie Nicks on the September 3rd, 1981 issue.
I wish I had been able to see The Pretenders.
If these pink overalls were mass produced, where have they all gone to? Why can’t I find a vintage pair!?
Sean and Yoko
Alice Cooper just being himself.
Jeans briefs! Sounds comfy.
Keif. No regrets. November 12, 1981.
Richard Belzer before mostly being known as a tv cop.
Andy Kaufman and Chrissie Hynde! Brought together thanks to the magic of the TV show Fridays.
An intense Prince ad.
Chrissie Hynde serving face. In awe of that eyeliner and fringe game.
I wish that was all that stood between me and Bono. Rawr.
Zappa. Go for the good stuff.
Tom might not be traditionally good-looking, but I could fall for that.
Isn’t this disgusting? I hate watching people eat, generally, but Reagan takes it to another level of yuck.
Petty, fighting the good fight!
February 5, 1981. Bruce looks cold.
Nary a man can rock sideburns like Bruce could.
I love this because somebody added their opinion to these two acts.
One of the best couples of all time, Gilda Radner and G.E. Smith.
I’d love to see John Lennon having a “hard day with the baby”.
I need to see this!!!!!
One of the best pictures of John Lennon ever. Throwing shade at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who according to Mia Farrow, was a total creep.
It’s so interesting to see icons doing even mundane things.
Joe Strummer just being the most.
Ad for Elvis’s Trust album.
Andy Kaufman earning his keep.