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article imageRolling Stone magazine's first editor, Ben Fong-Torres speaks to the new generation of music fans

By Telafree     Nov 23, 2006 in Entertainment
This is an interview with the first Music Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, Ben Fong-Torres..
The new generation of kids will come along in a few years, swarm together, and have a new name for it. It’ll be the kind of music that people like to go out and get it on to- Jim Morrison to Ben Fong-Torres, Rolling Stone magazine, March 1971
The name Ben Fong-Torres may not be a household name but the magazine that he edits is. Rolling Stone magazine is found in many homes and in the hands of many drinkers at the coffee shops. Currently Ben writes a column dedicated to music in the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also a well recognized speaker on Bay Area radio station KSAN, an FM station that helped pioneer radio without any type of genre-classification, time-specifications or subject matter criteria.
Ben was the first ever music editor for Rolling Stone magazine. Eventually he created an office in California when the headquarters were moved from California to the east coast. He still picks the music for more then one internet radio service. Lately Ben has been working with the members of The Doors that are still known to be alive and helped them produce their first book which tells the story of The Doors from their point of view. The Doors by The Doors with Ben Fong-Torres is a285 page coffe table book which offers just a peak into the Morison family including Jim Morrison's dad, The retired Admiral George Morrison who has never spoken about his son on record. This interview by is a window into the world of Ben Fong-Torres.
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