Tag: Paul Revere & the Raiders

Wednesday 3/9/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Paul Revere & The Raiders with Mark Lindsay Top 30 Hits

Paul Revere & the Raiders (also known as Raiders) were an American rock band formed in Boise, Idaho in 1958. They saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s, with music veering from garage rock to psychedelic pop, but their early sound combined fast-paced, guitar-and-vocal-dominated rock and roll with an intimidating R&B flavor. The band was known for including Revolutionary War-style clothes in their attire.

Originally an instrumental rock combo called the Downbeats, the Raiders were formed in 1958 by organist Paul Revere, and included singer Mark Lindsay. After charting in 1961 with the minor hit “Like, Long Hair” and then in late 1963 just missing Billboard’s Hot 100 with a cover of “Louie Louie”, the band was signed to Columbia Records, under the tutelage of producer Terry Melcher. In January 1966 the single “Just Like Me” — propelled by exposure on Dick Clark’s shows such as Where The Action Is — reached no. 11 on the Hot 100, followed by the consecutive Top Tens “Kicks” and “Hungry”, thus establishing the band as national stars. Clark’s TV shows showcased Lindsay as a teen idol and Revere as the “madman” of the group, and between 1966 and ’69 they reached the top 30 with 12 hits. Bolstered by the success of the singles, the three 1966 albums Just Like Us, Midnight Ride and The Spirit of ’67 all were gold-certified by the RIAA.

However, by the end of the decade, personnel changes and changing tastes contributed to a marked decline in the band’s popularity. Mark Lindsay replaced Terry Melcher as the Raiders’ producer, and the band did manage to score with the 1969 US no. 20 hit “Let Me” and its parent LP Alias Pink Puzz, though most of the output from this period did not sell well. Lindsay embarked on a solo career while still a member of the group, charting with two 1970 top 30 singles including the Top Ten hit “Arizona”. From early 1970 the band were credited as simply Raiders.

In 1971 the hugely successful cover of the song “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” provided the Raiders with a comeback (albeit non-representative), reaching number one in both the US and Canada; the single was certified platinum in 1996. But their failure to repeat the record’s success led to the band being dropped by Columbia in 1975, when Lindsay opted out. In 1976, following Paul Revere’s retirement from the music industry, the Raiders broke up.

Revere’s retirement was short-lived. In 1978 he went back to live performances with a new line-up of musicians that now includes Revere’s son Jamie and lead vocalist Darren Dowler. In 2014 Revere died of cancer, and the band’s name was changed to Paul Revere’s Raiders.

The garage rock revival and grunge movements – and individual acts such as the Paisley Underground – have cited the Raiders as an influence. In 2004 “Kicks” ranked no. 400 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Paul Revere & the Raiders and their manager Roger Hart were inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on 13 October 2007. In 2010 the band was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 film Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, set in 1969, featured three of the band’s hit singles – “Hungry” (1966), “Good Thing” (1966) and “Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon” (1969) – and the 1968 B-side “Theme From It’s Happening”.

Mark Lindsay (born March 9, 1942) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders.

1 – Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) – 1971
2 – Kicks – 1966
3 – Good Thing – 1966
4 – Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be? – 1967
5 – Hungry – 1966
6 – I Had A Dream – 1967
7 – Too Much Talk – 1968
8 – Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon – 1969
9 – Birds of a Feather – 1971

10 – Let Me – 1969
11 – And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (Mark Lindsay) – 1970
12 – The Great Airplane Strike – 1966
13 – Just Like Me – 1965
14 – Ups and Downs – 1967
15 – Don’t Take It So Hard – 1968
16 – We Gotta All Get Together – 1969
17 – Steppin’ Out – 1965
18 – Country Wine – 1972
19 – Powder Blue Mercedes Queen – 1972

20 – Cinderella Sunshine – 1968
21 – Arizona (Mark Lindsay) – 1969
22 – Just Seventeen – 1970
23 – Love Music – 1973
24 – First Hymn from Grand Terrace (Mark Lindsay) – 1969
25 – Song Seller – 1972
26 – Problem Child (Mark Lindsay) – 1971
27 – Gone Movin’ On – 1970
28 – Miss America (Mark Lindsay) – 1970
29 – Louie Louie – 1963
30 – Louie Go Home – 1964

Saturday 6pm ET: Feature Artist: Paul Revere and The Raiders

Paul Revere & the Raiders was an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s. Among their hits were the songs “Kicks” (1966; ranked No. 400 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time), “Hungry” (1966), “Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” (1967) and the Platinum-certified classic No. 1 single “Indian Reservation” (1971).

 

Sunday 9am/9pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

This week; Sunday (9am or pm) we feature week one of the letter R on The Vinyl Resting Place – on RadioMax – in honor of the season, we kick things off with Bob Rivers – Walkin’ ‘Round In Women’s Underwear, then stay around for Cliff Richard, Eddie Rabbitt, Helen Reddy, Jerry Reed, Johnny Rivers, Lionel Richie, Marty Robbins, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Rare Earth, Rascals, 
Righteous Brothers, and the Rolling Stones.

Monday 9pm: Feature Artist – Mark Lindsay & Paul Revere and The Raiders

Paul Revere & the Raiders was an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s. Among their hits were the songs “Kicks” (1966; ranked No. 400 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time), “Hungry” (1966), “Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” (1967) and the Platinum-certified classic No. 1 single “Indian Reservation” (1971).

Mark Lindsay (born March 9, 1942) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Paul Revere and The Raiders – Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

prrPaul Revere & the Raiders are an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s with hits such as “Kicks” (1966; ranked number 400 on Rolling Stone magazine‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time), “Hungry” (1966), “Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” (1967) and the 1971 No. 1 single “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)”. – Wikipedia

1 Kicks
2 Hungry
3 Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon
4 Let Me
5 Just Like Me
6 Good Thing
7 We Gotta All Get Together
8 The Great Airplane Strike
9 Steppin’ Out
10 Cinderella Sunshine
11 Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
12 Him Or Me, What’s It Gonna Be
13 Peace of Mind
14 Too Much Talk
15 I Had A Dream
16 Birds of a Feather
17 Ups And Downs
18 Country Wine
19 Powder Blue Mercedes Queen
20 Just Seventeen
21 Love Music
22 Song Seller
23 Gone Movin’ On
24 Louie Louie 
25 Don’t Take It So Hard
26 Ooh Poo Pah Doo/ “Sometimes”
27 Over You
28 All Over You
29 Do Unto Others
30 Louie, Louie Go Home