Porter Bibb

Film producer

1937 –


Who is Porter Bibb?

Porter Bibb is an American media producer and publisher. He is best known for being the first publisher of Rolling Stone magazine.

He is a senior investment banker specializing in media, entertainment, and technology ventures. He launched the first investment banking 'boutique' in London in 1962 and was part of the team which created Bankers Trust's highly successful investment banking unit in 1977, completing over 300 media and entertainment transactions in less than five years. For over 15 years, he was principal, senior partner and director of investment banking at Ladenburg Thalmann.

Bibb attended Louisville Male High School, and was a member of the Athenaeum Literary Association, a school-sponsored literary and social club which also included future counterculture journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Bibb was a significant force behind the filming of the 1969 Woodstock Festival with Albert and David Maysles, convincing them to film the event despite the bad weather and the withdrawal of Warner Bros. financial backing before the festival. He also convinced The Rolling Stones to do the Altamont Free Concert in 1969 and produced the 1970 documentary film "Gimme Shelter" of the event.

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on July 23, 2013


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