Radio Mans fave with Paul Revere and the Raiders



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. 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 Billboards 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 UsMidnight Ride and The Spirit of ’67 all were gold-certified by the RIAA.

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