The above advertisement first appeared on the backside of a page between pages 104 and 105 of Rolling Stone issue number 444, dated March 28, 1985. Featured on the cover of this College Special were Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas looking their Miami Vice best in sleeveless tees and linen trousers.
The same solicitation would later appear again in the October 10th issue with The Boss on the cover. As Record began a fifth year of publication, it maintained the cover layout that had been established back in April of 1984, with one big cover photo and two smaller photos; one located to the right of title and the other located somewhere in the left column that listed what other artists were featured within the magazine's pages. Each issue's cover price remained at $1.50 through the end of publication after the thirteen covers pictured below. Thanks to various eBay sellers for their scans.
only one big and one small cover photo on this issue
last issue's trend of just two cover pics continues with this issue
and then there was just one
as pointed out right there above the title, Record underwent another makeover with both a new logo - now featuring some lowercase letters - and a slight change to the tradition of just listing artists on the cover with article titles in the mix
still trumpeting last issue's face-lift
for the strangely un-celebrated fourth anniversary issue, all the article titles and featured artists are moved above the title leaving just the cover photo and article below the header
this issue was mailed out just before Christmas 1985 and gave no indication it would be the 39th and final issue though maybe the switch from monthly to bi-monthly was a clue
Several of the cover subjects above appeared on the front cover of RECORD before (or after) their appearance - just like the song sez - on the cover of the Rolling Stone:
Bruce Springsteen even appeared twice!
all Rolling Stone cover scans courtesy of Rolling Stone archive