Paul Revere & The Raiders (later The Raiders) is a veteran pop/rock band that became one of the top acts of the late 1960s-early 1970s. They began in Boise, Idaho as an instrumental rock group known as The Downbeats whose members included Mark Linday and founder/keyboardist Paul Revere (b. Paul Revere Dick, January 7, 1938 - October 4, 2014). Their name was changed in 1960 to Paul Revere & The Raiders in keeping with the Colonial American theme of the band founder's name. Led by Paul Revere with lead vocals provided by Mark Lindsay, the band was a quintet throughout most of its hit-making years, with some personnel changes. The band's name was shortened to The Raiders in 1970.
Paul Revere & The Raiders debuted on the national charts in 1961 with the instrumental "Like, Long Hair." With a unique sound that was a cross between British Invasion and garage band rock, the band had a long string of hits through 1973 that also included "Just Like Me" (1965), "Kicks" (1966), "Hungry" (1966), "Good Thing" (1966), "Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be?" (1967), and the chart-topping, platinum-certified "Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)" (1971).
Known for their Revolutionary War era outfits as well as their onstage antics, Paul Revere & The Raiders made numerous TV appearances and were regulars on such shows as Dick Clark's "Where the Action Is." The band has continued to tour and record actively to the present day. The current lineup is a sextet led by Paul Revere's son, Jamie.
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Paul Revere And The Raiders
Paul Revere And The Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay
- Good Thing 1966
(This song and the one with the same title from 1989 by Fine Young Cannibals are not the same.)
- Hungry 1966
- I Had A Dream 1967
- Just Like Me 1965
- Kicks 1966
- Too Much Talk 1968
- Birds Of A Feather 1971
(This song was previously a hit for Joe South (1969).)
- Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian) 1971
(This song, which topped the charts, was previously a hit for Don Fardon (1968).)
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