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  • Sep 23, 1976
    Just weeks after Glen Campbell recorded his song "Sunflower," Neil Diamond is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which proclaims him "The Frog Who Would Be King"
    Dec 2, 1976
    Linda Ronstadt makes the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the second time
    May 5, 1977
    Loretta Lynn hits the cover of Rolling Stone, noting: "It's a strange deal. I'm supposed to be a country singer, writing songs about marriage and family and the way normal folks live. But mostly I'm living in motel rooms and traveling on my special bus"
    Sep 22, 1977
    A month after his death, Elvis Presley occupies the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
    Feb 23, 1978
    Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge share the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
    May 7, 1978
    The Eagles play a slow-pitch softball game against the writers from Rolling Stone magazine in a "grudge match" at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The band wins, 15-8, in front of 5,000 people, including Joni Mitchell, Stephen Bishop and comedian Chevy Chase
    Jul 13, 1978
    Willie Nelson is hailed as "Holy Man of the Honky Tonks" as he occupies the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
    Oct 19, 1978
    Linda Ronstadt appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, saying she's uncomfortable with the limelight. "I didn't set out to become a star, I set out to become a singer. The star part is just something they made up in Hollywood in 1930"
    Dec 11, 1980
    Dolly Parton occupies the cover of Rolling Stone, where she tells writer Chet Flippo that during the filming of "9 To 5," she streaked nude around her car at a stoplight in Bel Air, California
    Dec 18, 1986
    Dwight Yoakam tells Rolling Stone much of what's called country exceeds the genre's limits, "which is perfectly acceptable. Just don't call it country, because we confuse the issue for that kid who's never heard real country music. That pisses me off"

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