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Not Fade Away
Not Fade Away
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In 1969, young rock reporter Ben Fong-Torres was hired by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner to “come in and do what you think needs to be done.” Now Fong-Torres revisits his most intriguing pieces and—for the first time—reveals the stories behind the stories, the stars, and life at Rolling Stone.
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In 1969, young rock reporter Ben Fong-Torres was hired by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner to “come in and do what you think needs to be done.” Now Fong-Torres revisits his most intriguing pieces and—for the first time—reveals the stories behind the stories, the stars, and life at Rolling Stone.

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About Ben

Ben Fong-Torres was born in Alameda, California, in 1945, and raised in Oakland’s Chinatown, where his parents owned a restaurant. Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Fong-Torres’ father, Ricardo Fong-Torres (born Fong Kwok Seung), changed his surname to Torres and posed as a...

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Published Reviews

Dec.13.2007

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Dec.13.2007

In 1968, Ben Fong-Torres … talked his way into an assignment from fledgling local magazine, Rolling Stone, which was in the process of more or less inventing rock journalism. His snippet on Dick...