Sunday, October 05, 2014

60's Pop Star Paul Revere Dead at 76

1960's pop music has lost another icon as the legendary Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders passed away at age 76 yesterday. Revere was his band's keyboard player.

Revere, originally from Idaho, began forming his band in 1958. Paul Revere and the Raiders landed a great television gig in the 1960's (Dick Clark's "Where the Action Is") and had a string of pop hits, including the iconic anti-drug anthem "Kicks" and later, the monster hit "Indian Reservation."

The Raiders were known for their Revolutionary War outfits and for being a popular  television band -- sort of like a real life version of The Monkees.

A little piece of music trivia for you: Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded a version of "Louie Louie" at about the same time as the popular version performed by The Kingsmen was recorded. Have any readers of this blog (except yours truly) ever heard the Raiders' version?

Rest in Peace.




Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

iconic anti-drug anthem "Kicks" and later, the monster hit "Indian Reservation."

Don't forget my all-time PRR fave Hungry.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Pete P. Peters said...

This blog is my go-to place on the internet for news about dead pop-stars.

2:44 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

no Bears rant????????

2:22 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Too depressed about the Bears to rant. Sigh.

3:12 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

depressed????? 2-3 in a divisional where 1st place is 3-2 and 1 of the teams is down to 3rd QB and another teams best player (DECEPticon) hint hint is on the bench and that team is down to 3rd RB.SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEIT!! what Baltimore's version of f.lee bailey and myself wouldnt do to b that DEPRESSED, counselor..P3 may even eat at McDs and stay in a motel 6

6:38 PM  

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