Journalist and author Ben Fong-Torres is a Bay Area icon. In the late 1960s, Fong-Torres joined a little rock and roll magazine called Rolling Stone, writing about superstars like Paul McCartney and Marvin Gaye, and eventually becoming a senior editor. His career also includes 10 books, work as a rock DJ and radio host in the 1970s, and a regular gig writing a column in the San Francisco Chronicle. Fong-Torres sits down for a conversation with Press Democrat columnist Chris Smith to talk about his upbringing in the Bay Area and to share stories of his longstanding love affair with rock and roll on Thursday, July 9, at the History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 6:30pm. $10-$15. 707.579.1500.