January 22, 1981
ASME’s Top Magazine Cover of the Past 40 Years Hit Newsstands
On January 22, 1981, this issue of Rolling Stone hit newsstands around the globe. The image, taken by the now-famous magazine photographer Annie Leibovitz was used to mark the John Lennon commemorative issue. The photograph was the last image of Lennon alive, taken a mere five hours before his murder.