Mark Lindsay

Solo Career


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MARK LINDSAY MUSICAL HISTORY

MARK LINDSAY's FAMOUS PONYTAIL!!

Mark Lindsay was born in march 9, 1942 in Idaho . He was the middle child of three children. He first began to perform at age fifteen.  He meet up with a guy who owned his own Hamburger stand called Paul Revere Dick who bought supplies from a local bakery where Mark worked. Mark became the lead singer and saxophone player in the band with Revere and several others . He suggested that they call themselves The Downbeats after a magazine with the same name.  They made demo tapes and got signed by a small label called Gardena records in 1960.  Gardena suggested that they change their name to Paul Revere and the Raiders. The group broke up for awhile and reformed  in Portland Oregon  and a local DJ saw them and became their manager and they recorded a song called Louie Louie which got the group signed to Columbia Records. Paul revere and the Raiders featuring mark Lindsay had several hits such as JUST LIKE ME/KICKS / HUNGRY /GOOD THING / UPS AND DOWNS / HIM OR ME /  and then in 1968 mark took on additional duties with Raiders as a writer and producer of the group. The Group continued on its hit parade with songs like I HAD A DREAM / PEACE OF MIND / TO MUCH TALK / DON'T TAKE IT SO HARD/ LET ME / MR SUN MR MOON/ CINDERELLA SUNSHINE and many others. In 1969 Mark decided to take on a solo career along with leading The Raiders and had his first hit and largest hit with the song ARIZONA  and continued on with songs like MISS AMERICA AND SILVERBIRD. In the late 60's the group changed their name to just THE RAIDERS and Mark Recorded a hard rock album with the group which critics loved however did not sell that well and the album was called COLLAGE. In 1971 mark recorded his next solo song called Indian Reservation  which at the last minute he released Under The Raiders name. Mark continued to record singles for Columbia which were very good songs but did not make it on the charts . Songs such as  SOMETHING BIG / CALIFORNIA / And many others listed below on the page . Mark stopped recording and went into producing for awhile until he released his comeback album on his own label called VIDEO DREAMS which I say was the best album Mark Lindsay ever made including the albums he made with the Raiders!!! Mark made some other albums on his label called Rick's cafe' and Night Before Christmas. Then mark came out with what I would call his best album called SHELTER!!! His latest album is also very good and is called the lLAST MIDNIGHT RIDE which is a live album of Mark performing all of his hits.  We can only hope that Mark continues on recording and gives us more great music!!!

 

 


MARK LINDSAY TEEN IDOL

Throughout the sixties Mark Lindsay appeared in every teen magazine possible. It has been said that he appeared in more magazines than any other Rock Start of the era. He did appear on more TV shows than any other Rock Star with a total of 720 appearances on Network TV.

 


 

MARK LINDSAY ALBUMS

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ARIZONA ALBUM
1970 -Columbia

Mark's solo career started with the #1 song Arizona. !  His solo career started at the same time as he was still pushing out hit after after hit with Paul Revere and the Raiders. I do not  recall any rock star who managed  to continue as a member of a major rock group and also had a large solo career going at the same time. His first album contained hits such as Arizona , Miss America, Small Town Woman, and Man from Houston.

 

 

SILVERBIRD ALBUM
1970--Columbia

Mark's second solo album contains one of my favorites of his songs " Silverbird"  and also contains "So Hard To Leave You" and many other great songs which you will enjoy.

 

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ARIZONA  / SILVERBIRD ALBUMS ON ONE CD
GOLDEN CLASSICS
RHINO

Mark's second solo album contains one of my favorites of his songs " Silverbird"  and also contains "So Hard To Leave You" and many other great songs which you will enjoy.

 

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YOU'RE GOT A FRIEND ALBUM
1971--Columbia

So far this album is only available on vinyl with such songs as  : You Got A Friend ,Been Too Long On The Road , Help Me Make It Through The Night, Pretty Pretty  Need A Little Time, It's Too Late, Never Can say Goodbye, If you Could read My Mind,  The Old Man At The Fair , all I Really See Is You

 

BACK OF THE ALBUM

The above albums were released during Mark Lindsay's career as a lead singer / writer and producer for Paul Revere and the Raiders and he maintained both careers at once!!

 

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ARIZONA AND OTHER STATES OF MIND
Columbia

This new cd has just recently been released by Sony Music Special Products division and includes songs never released on cd before : Arizona ,  We've Only Just Begun  , Leaving on A Jet Plane  , Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down  ,You've Got A Freind , Silver Bird , Love 's Been Good To Me , If You Could Read My Mind ,Help Me Make It Through The Night ,Never Can Say Goodbye

 

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Mark's Back !!!!!!!!!

 

Mark has  released a  album which I would say without a doubt is his best work ever !!!!    The title song "Video Dreams" is really a great song however I can say without the doubt that there is not a song on this album which you should not enjoy !!!

One of my favorites on this album is "Rouge On Blue" . If you cannot find this album in your local store you can order it and many other Raiders cd at Mark's website , Web Address:

http://www.Marklindsay.com  

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VIDEO DREAMS
ALALA RECORDS

 

Video Dreams By Mark Lindsay

 

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Also visit our Video Dreams website at:
http://www.bradcoweb.com/videodreams

 

LIVE AT RICK'S CAFE'
ALALA MUSIC
1999

One For My Baby / As Time Goes By / Stormy Weather / Stardust and more!

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
MARKLINDSAY.COM SOUNDS
ALALA MUSIC
2000

Sleigh Ride / I be Home For Christmas / Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree / Blue Christmas / The Christmas Song / The little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot and more!

 

LOOKING FOR SHELTER
MARKLINDSAY>COM SOUNDS
1989---2003

Man On A Mission / Someday / Don't Take It Away / Single Thing / Shelter / Angel city / Smoking Gun plus more !!!
 

NOTE: There is two versions of this album . The first recorded in 1989 and then Mark Lindsay fixed it up abit and then the 2003 Total re-mix and fix up of the album.

 

THE LAST MIDNIGHT RIDE
MARKLINDSAY.COM SOUNDS
2004

This is a disc set with some rare songs performed by Mark and some classics by Mark !!

PETER GUNN / BORN TO BE WILD / BEEN TO LONG ON THE ROAD
KICKS / JUST LIKE ME / LOUIE LOUIE / LITTLE GIRL IN THE 4Th ROW / CINDERELLA SUNSHINE / ARIZONA / INDIAN RESERVATION

 

ARIZONA ( GREATEST HITS)
SONY MUSIC
2003

ARIZONA / WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN / COME SATURDAY MORNING / SOMETHING / BOOKENDS and more!!
 


MARK LINDSAY'S SINGLES

 

First Hymn From Grand Terrace #81 - 1969
(Webb)
Arranged by Al Capps Produced by Jerry Fuller

Arizona #10 - 1969
(Young)
Arranged by Artie Butler Produced by Jerry Fuller
RIAA Certified GOLD 1/6/70

Miss America #44 - 1970
(Kelly)
Arranged by Artie Butler
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Silver Bird #25 - 1970
(Young)
Arranged by Artie Butler
Produced by Jerry Fuller



And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind #44 - 1970
(Diamond)
Arranged by Artie Butler
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Problem Child #80 - 1971
(Davis)
Arranged by Bill Justis
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Been Too Long On the Road #98 - 1971
(Gates)
Arranged by John D'Andrea
Produced by Jerry Fuller

Are You Old Enough? #87 - 1971
(O'Day)
Arranged by John D'Andrea
Produced by Mark Lindsay

Something Big/Pretty,Pretty--1972

California / Someone's Been Hiding---1973

Mamacita / Song for a Friend--1975

Photograph / Song for a Friend --1975

Green Light and Blue Skies---1975

Sing Your Own Song--- 1976

Sing Me High ( Sing Me Low) ---1977

Little Ladies of the Night--1977




MARK LINDSAY ALBUMS SOLO


Arizona #36 -Columbia- 1970

Silver Bird #82 - Columbia--1970

You're Got A Friend--Columbia-1971

Best Of Mark Lindsay--Columbia-1984

Video Dreams---Alala Music 1996

Golden Classics--Columbia--1996

Arizona and Other States Of Mind--Columbia-1998

Live At Rick's Cafe--Alala Music--1999

Looking  For Shelter---Alala Music--1989/2003

Mark Lindsay Arizona Collection--Columbia--2003

Twas The Night Before Christmas---Alala Music--2000

The Last Midnight Ride---Alala Music-2004

ALALA MUSIC / NORTHWEST ENTERTAINMENT -- OWNED BY MARK LINDSAY

 


THE UNKNOWNS

 

Melody Of a Unknown Girl and this version has lyrics verses The Raiders version with only a intro to the song .
Released in 1967

 

TIGHTER also was released by the Raiders but again this version is different
Released in 1967


MARK LINDSAY / TERRY MELCHER

TERRY MELCHER

Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher a producer of groups like the Byrds and the Raiders  plus as most people know him the son of Doris day the actress.  Mark and terry did many a song together and also lived in a house together. Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys who terry also worked with was friends with them and introduced them to a man living in his house by the name of Charles Manson who wanted a music career. Manson wanted Terry to produce his album but after Terry saw some of things which Charles Manson was involved in he turned him down. On one night he sent his Family ( Girls) over to Terry's house to kill him but Terry and Mark had moved out two weeks before and rented the House to Sharon Tate  who were murder by the Manson family which would most likely go down as one of the most famous murders in the 60's. Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher both had to get body guards after this incident.

CHARLES MANSON

MARK LINDSAY'S Ferrari which he owned at this time.

 


 

MARK LINDSAY CAVESTOMP

MARK LINDSAY WAS THE ONLY ENTERTAINER TO EVER APPEAR IN THREE CAVESTOMP CONCERTS!   IT WAS TRULY AMAZING TO SEE THE YOUNG CROWD GO WILD WITH MARK'S SHOW!!! THE CAVESTOMP SHOW IN THE CLUB CALLED THE UNDERGROUND IN THE VILLAGE IN NYC I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO INTRODUCE MARK TO LITTLE STEVIE (FROM THE EAST STREET BAND AND THE SOPRANO'S TV SHOW) . IN THIS CONCERT MANY PEOPLE FROM THE SHOW BUSINESS WERE IN THE AUDIENCE !!  ALSO MARK PLAYED ALL EARLY SONGS AND THE NEWEST SONG PLAYED THAT NIGHT WAS GOOD THING.

MARK AND ME BACK STAGE AFTER THE SHOW!


MARK LINDSAY --FEST

There were 3 Markfest weekends.  I was able to go to Markfest #3 in Upstate New York. Mark sang many songs never performed before live at these shows.
It was also a chance to meet fellow mark and Raider fans.

 


 

MARK LINDSAY TRIVIA

Mark started total control of the group in 1968 . As he was the writer / producer  and lead singer of the Raiders

The Song Indian reservation had been completed as a Mark Lindsay Solo song when Mark decided to release it under The Raiders name.

Mark Lindsay join the Raiders in 1958 and finally quit the group in 1974 when Paul and Mark could not agree on the future of the group.

Mark started his solo career in 1969 and stop recording for Columbia in 1975 . He did get another Record contract with Universal and recorded two singles in 1977.

Mark returned to performing his own music in 1984 and released his next album Video Dreams in 1996.

Between 1977 and 1984 Mark produced commercials and records for other groups.

Mark quit his total touring in 2003 but still performs somewhat just as  often as before.

mark started his radio DJ career at a AM station in Portland by the name of KSIN and is presently working for a FM station owned by CBS called Khits 106.7 which you can listen to on the internet at www.khits1067.com

Mark opened his Rock And Roll cafe' in 2007.

Mark Lindsay's homepage:  http://www.MarkLindsay.com

 

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Mark Lindsay's e-mail address: Marklindsay@aol.com


MARK LINDSAY TELEVISION

Mark Lindsay was originally on a Dick Clark show with the Raiders called Where the Action Is!! and then another  Dick Clark show called Happening 68 and another as It's Happening .  Mark along with The Raiders appeared in the most TV shows of and Rock Act ever with 720 appearances on Network Tv.

MARK LINDSAY IN A MOVIE

 


MARK LINDSAY RADIO

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KHITS !106.7 Portland -CBS-FM

 

Mark Started his Radio DJ career on a AM station in Portland called KSIN

 

 

 


MARK LINDSAY 'S ROCK AND ROLL CAFE'

 

 

MARK LINDSAY JUST OPENED THE CAFE IN 2007 WITH ALL HIS ROCK COLLECTABLE IN THE CAFE'

 

MARK LINDSAY GOLD RECORD COLLECTION

MARK LINDSAY RAIDER JAKETS

MARK LINDSAY RADIO STUDIO IN THE CAFE'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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