Paul Revere

Paul Revere

Original Name Paul Revere Dick
Harvard, Clay County, Nebraska, USA
Death 4 Oct 2014 (aged 76)
Garden Valley, Boise County, Idaho, USA
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Plot Sect. C, Block 2, Lot 7
Memorial ID 136828639 · View Source
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Musician, Keyboard Player. Born Paul Revere Dick, he owned several restaurants in Caldwell, Idaho when he first met singer Mark Lindsay at a bakery where Lindsay worked. In 1958, they formed a band called The Downbeats, but changed their name to Paul Revere & The Raiders in 1960 on the eve of their first record release. The following year, the band scored their first hit with the instrumental "Like, Long Hair", which peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard chart. In 1965, the group relocated to Los Angeles, began recording under the direction of producer Terry Melcher, and scored their first major national hit, "Just Like Me", which reached No. 11. Other hits followed, including "Kicks", "Hungry", "The Great Airplane Strike", "Good Thing" and "Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be?" and by mid-1967, they were Columbia's top-selling rock group. Although the late 1960s saw their popularity fade, the band continued to have modest hits, including "Ups And Downs", "I Had A Dream", "Too Much Talk", "Don't Take it So Hard" and "Let Me". In 1970, their name was officially shortened to The Raiders and they recorded their biggest hit of that period, "Indian Reservation", which reached No. 1 and became Columbia's biggest-selling single for almost a decade, clearing over six million units. Over the next several decades, Revere continued with a relatively stable lineup featuring longtime members and occasionally new records were released including "Special Edition" and "Paul Revere Rides Again". In 2001, the Raiders released "Ride to the Wall", featuring several new songs, along with new versions of their 60's hits, with proceeds going to help veterans of the Vietnam War. In 2007, Paul Revere & the Raiders were officially inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and in 2010, they were inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Revere, who announced his retirement from the band in August 2014, died at his home from cancer.

Bio by: Louis du Mort

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  • Originally Created by: Joanne Gross Vaughn
  • Added: 4 Oct 2014
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