Liner Notes (June 9th)

Paul McCartney, Bob Weir and Janis Joplin make up the June 9th edition of "Liner Notes."  Rock on!

 

Paul McCartney Joins FB In Launching 360 Photography

Facebook just launched a new 360 photo feature on their site.  So, who was the first person to launch the new feature?  Sir Paul!  Check out the photo below from his May 15th show in Argentina!

Paul in 360° at the Alberto Kempes Stadium in ...

Paul in 360° at the Alberto Kempes Stadium in Córdoba, Argentina on 15th May 2016 This is Paul's first tour photo using the hashtag #OneOnOne360 - there will be more to come...!

 

Bob Weir Receiving First Les Paul Spirit Award

This year’s Bonnaroo festival with feature the presentation of a new award.

The Les Paul Foundation has announced the creation of the Les Paul Spirit Award, with the first recipient being Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.  Executive Director of the Les Paul Foundation Michal Braunstein said in a statement, “I cannot think of anyone more fitting to be honored with the first annual Les Paul Spirit Award than Bob Weir.  Not only is he an extraordinary talent who has given us an amazing array of legendary music, but he is an innovator who understands music, technologies and the spirit of Les Paul.”

 

Janis Joplin’s Childhood Home Up For Sale

Finally, one of the largest Janis Joplin artifacts is up for sale.

Per Rolling Stone, Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas is on the market.  Even though five-bedroom, three-bathroom home would normally sell between $70,000-80,000, the asking price right now is $500,000.

Even for the sake of history, that’s quite the markup.

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.