Liberatore has worked at the Marin Independent Journal since 1989 and been on the pulse of local and national cultural events. In addition to writing features and columns about the arts, he is considered the foremost historian on Marin County rock ‘n’ roll and pop music history and been among the leaders of a movement to create a museum that honors Marin’s musical contributions. As a guitarist and singer, Liberatore fronted his own band, the Liberators, for many years and performed at the Marin County Fair several times.
Jimmy Dillon is a highly accomplished guitarist who has worked with many of the top names in the music business. He is also a music teacher and started the Blue Star music camp to reach out to a greater number of budding musicians.
Drawing on lessons learned from five decades of environmental leadership and preservation, Johnson will offer his views on the next wave of environmental protection, and the need for a new generation of advocates to help shape that wave. Johnson served as California Secretary of Resources under the first Brown Administration and founded the Resource Renewal Institute.
As President of the Nature Conservancy, he was instrumental in conservation victories including the Bolinas Lagoon and Marincello. He founded the Trust for Public Land and The Grand Canyon Trust. His pioneering policies and land acquisitions helped define much of the land trust movement that has flourished over the last three decades.
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Mill Valley Historical Society
Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque
Corner of La Goma Street & Locke Lane
Sat., March 28, 11:30 AM
Paul Liberatore will discuss Marin County’s fascinating rock heritage, including Mill Valley’s rich rock legacy at the Mill Valley Historical Society’ March First Wednesday Speaker Program. [details here] Longtime Mill Valley musician Jimmy Dillon will be on hand to add a musician’s point of view. Jimmy is the lead guitarist in Paul’s band, the Liberators, a group that also includes Mill Valley keyboard ace Austin de Lone.
Paul has covered the Marin music scene since 1973 and is considered the foremost
historian on Marin County rock and pop music.
After a six-year stint at the IJ in the 1970s, Paul worked as a reporter and assistant city editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, returning to the IJ in 1989. He currently writes general news features and a Friday music column under the signature Lib at Large.
Paul’s nonfiction book, “The Road to Hell,” an investigation of the Marin County Courthouse Shootout and the infamous case of Black Panther George Jackson and radical lawyer Stephen Bingham, was published by Atlantic Monthly Press and was a
New York Times Book of the Times. It has recently been optioned for a movie.
Raised in Southern California, Paul graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in political science. He has won numerous journalism awards, was honored with a Milley Award in 2004 for his contributions to the arts and culture of Mill Valley and became the eighth recipient of the County of Marin’s Cultural Treasure Award in 2014.