Most Iconic Magazine Covers Of All Time

Written by Keren Mikva

Rolling Stone, John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1981)

In 1981, Rolling Stone Magazine released its January edition with a cover of a naked John Lennon cuddling with Yoko Ono. Though the picture itself may have stirred things up, the fact that photographer Annie Leibovitz took the photo just hours before Lennon was shot dead outside his New York City home made it even more unforgettable. The magazine dedicated the issue to Lennon. In 2009, the American Society of Magazine Publishers named it the most popular magazine cover in 40 years.