About LIKE A ROLLING STONE - documentary in production

In 1968, a 23-year-old quick-witted Chinese-American kid with a passion for Rock ‘n’ Roll joined a tiny new publication in San Francisco. The fledgling magazine was a gutsy start-up in a tiny loft above a rent-free printing press with barely room for four desks. It was none other than Rolling Stone.

LIKE A ROLLING STONE - The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres is a documentary about Ben Fong-Torres, the unlikely and charismatic hero of the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n’ Roll era of the 1960’s and 70’s.

As part of the original nucleus of Rolling Stone, Ben  was front and center of the big bang moment of rock journalism. He wrote, edited and ran the music section.

The magazine spoke a new language to a new generation caught up in an America of violent political, social and cultural upheaval. This generation was changing values and seeking a previously unknown personal freedom. 

Ben, the founders and a small staff stood at the intersection of the most powerful forces in music, pop culture and society. They became the voice of their generation which changed America forever.