PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS

FEATURING MARK LINDSAY



PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS

FEATURING MARK LINDSAY

ALSO KNOWN AS

 "THE RAIDERS"
OR
"PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS"

NOT YET IN THE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME?

DICK CLARK INDUCTED IN 1992


REVERE DICK= His Real Name

                                   

PAUL REVERE                                  MARK LINDSAY

Other Raiders---During Recording Career

Smitty ---on Drums 1962-1967/and he returned in 1971 thru 1972
Smithy passed away in 2007 / Michael Smith
Joe Correrro,Jr--------------------Drums--May 1967 thruApril 1971
Mike Holaday (Doc Holiday)------------- Bass --Sept 1963-Jan 1965
Drake Levin------ Guitar--Drake Shefski--Real Name--1963--1965
                Drake is the guy behind the column on the album  cover "Just Like Us" due to he knew he was being drafted. Drake returned to the studio line-up in 1967 but left with the others to form the group "The Brotherhood"
Phil Volk---(Fang) ----1965--1967-Now tours with his own Group.
Jim Valley--(Harpo) --------------------------------Guitar--1966--1967
Charlie Coe--------------------------------------------Bass--1967 --1968
Freddy Weller-------------------------------------- Guitar--1967--1971
Freddy went on to be a major country singer and Mark and Freddy wrote some of his songs together plus Mark produced some of his Country songs.
Keith Allison------------------------------------------Bass-- 1968 --1972
Keith was on the TV show "Where The Action Is ' as a solo artist.
Mark Lindsay left the Raiders in 1975 after Paul and mark wanted to take the group in different directions
Mark Lindsay was a original member of the group called Paul Revere and the Raiders

NOTE: this is a list of The raiders who recorded the songs which made the group.
Paul Revere still tours with other Raiders

 

 


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In 1967 Drake /Fang/ and Smithy left the Raiders to form a group which made two albums for RCA called THe Brotherhood



Paul Revere and the Raiders

Featuring Mark Lindsay


 

BELOW ARE LINKS TO RAIDER PICTURE PAGES!!!

The Paul Revere and the Raiders Picture Page #1
The Paul Revere and the Raiders Picture Page #2
The Paul Revere and the Raiders Picture Page #3
The Paul Revere and the Raiders Picture Page #4
The Paul Revere and the Raiders Picture Page #5

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Above Is A Picture Of Mark and his famous Ponytail!!


LINK BELOW FOR ROCK GROUPS MARK LINDSAY WEBSITE

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OTHER BRADCO RAIDER SITES
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Him or Me , What's It Going To Be ?

Legend of Paul Revere

The Group was started in 1959 in Boise, Idaho, and was called The Downbeats . In 1960 the group changed their name to Paul Revere and the Raiders with members , Paul Revere , Mark Lindsay, Mike Smith (Smithy) Drake Levin, and Doc Holiday. They had their first small hit on Gardena record label which peaked at #38 and the song was called Like Long Hair.  They also released their first album on this label with the same name  in 1961. The Group released another album on a small label called Sande in 1963 and again in 1964 on a different label called Jerden. The Album was simply called "Paul Revere and the Raiders". Paul Revere was drafted and Mark tried to keep the group going but was not successful. When Paul came back he got together with Mark Lindsay again and the Raiders continued on their career but this time they re-formed the group in Portland , Oregon . A local DJ by the name of Roger Hart saw them and got them to record a song called "Louie Louie"  . It is not known who recorded the song first The Raiders or The Kingsmen but it was done in the same studio. The Raiders version became a large local hit and sold much better than The Kingsmen originally until a DJ in Boston played The Kingsmen version and it was thought it had obscene language in the middle of the song which brought on a FBI investigation of the song . This turned The Kingsmen version into a national hit but this was enough to get The Raiders signed to Columbia Records as the label's first rock group in 1965 .  CBS released the master tape  as the group's first single. While it was a huge success in the Northwest, the Kingsmen's version took the country by storm, largely because of the controversy over its definitely unintelligible and supposedly obscene lyrics. As it turned out, the Kingsman's version was merely the garbled result of lead singer Jack Ely trying to sing into an awkwardly-placed microphone while wearing braces on his teeth, while the Raiders' version really does have an obscene ad-lib during the guitar solo   At this point Doc had to leave the group and was replaced by Phil Volk (fang)  and the group went out to California to star  in Dick Clarks TV show called "Where the action is !" The group also went on to their later tv show called Happening. The groups first major hit was Just Like Me and then came back with such hits as Kicks, Hungry, Great Airplane Strike, Good Thing, and many more such songs!

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 The Who certainly took notice of the Raiders at this time. Check out The Raiders' "Louie, Go Home" (1964) from the Columbia/Legacy anthology LEGEND OF PAUL REVERE and then check out The Who's "Lubie (Come Back Home)" (1965) from WHO'S MISSING...you'll hear an identical song...note for note, word for word, ad-lib for ad-lib, with Roger Daltrey's vocal style an exact copy of Lindsay's on the original song. By the way, "Louie, Go Home" was also covered by David Bowie. Newly signed as the house band on the squeaky-clean MTV precursor "Where The Action Is", the Raiders released "Steppin' Out", which Barnes describes as "...a classic number with a brilliant prototypically punk Lindsay vocal, and the next single, the pulsing rocker 'Just Like Me' [later covered by Pat Benatar] went Top 10." The follow-up album, MIDNIGHT RIDE, has been included as #63 in Tom Hibbert's "The Perfect Collection-The Rock Albums Everybody Should Have and Why." He says, "There was nothing innocuous about the Raiders' music just listen to the power and drive of 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone. 'Paul Revere & the Raiders, featuring Mark Lindsay, continued to record new material for Columbia through 1974, including the largest selling single in Columbia Records history to date, "Indian Reservation." Although the Raiders' final album was never released (it has been dubbed THE LOST ALBUM), a few cuts made it to THE LEGEND anthology, including "Chain of Fools"...with the group returning to it's R&B roots on that track.

The group had the #1 selling albums in 1966 and 1967 with their albums called Midnight ride and Spirit of 67. In 1966 the group officially changed their name to Paul Revere and The Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay. At this same time period Mark Lindsay started his solo career and had such solo hits as Arizona, Silver Bird and Miss America. In 1968 Phil Volk( Fang) , Mike Smith (Smitty )and Jim Valley left the group and formed their own group called The Brotherhood which made two albums on RCA record label.
 

THE RAIDERS IN LONDON IN 1968


In 1970 the group changed their name again to simply The Raiders and had such hits as Indian Reservation and Birds of a Feather .In 1973 Mark left the Raiders and went on to pursue his solo career and Paul Revere went on with his touring career with his current Raiders.
 Also if you get a chance make sure you see him in concert. PLEASE---E-Mail VH-1 to request that the Raiders two tv shows be bought back onto the air waves-Where the action is!!!!!!!! With Dick Clark and many other major 60's groups plus their other show HAPPENING. Happening was in the early seventies and was also a great tv show. The Raiders recorded some songs before the Monkees and differently were the group which the network was trying to copy when they made the Monkees. The Raiders also went on into a pop/country sound in my favorite album Pink Puzz and then they went to the other end of the spectrum with their Collage album. This is an album which the critics loved but it just did not quite make it commercially .It is however an album which you should own.

As lead singer with the Raiders, Mark recorded a string of commercial hit singles, such as "Just Like Me", "Kicks", "Hungry", "Ups & Downs", "Him or Me", "Good Thing", and "Let Me", many of which he produced and wrote or co-wrote. During this period, Paul Revere and the Raiders, featuring the distinctive and charismatic voice of Mark Lindsay, sold over 50 million units all over the world, in addition to earning many gold and platinum albums and singles.

                    Tom Brady


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Highlights Of The Raiders Career

The Raiders were the first rock group ever signed to the major record label Columbia records.

The Group has had 15 consecutive hit singles including songs such as Just Like Me! /Kicks / Hungry / Good Thing / Ups and Downs / Him or Me / I had a Dream and many others!

The group sold over 50 million records worldwide.

The Raiders had many Gold  Singles and Albums and should have more than they do officially
plus Indian Reservation as a Platinum record. If Columbia had backed the group more in the 70's they could have continued on and if they packaged their hits better they would have sold more records later in their career.

In 1965 and 1966 the group was featured on ABC-Tv five day a week network show called: Where the Action Is! produced by Dick Clark   After Action  Mark and Paul went on to host two more Dick Clark shows called Happening 68 and It's Happening.

The Group appeared on many top TV shows of the era such as Ed Sullivan and The Smothers Brothers Show plus many others.

The Raiders released the song LET ME ! to the FM radio stations as a group called THE PINK PUZZ , and they were playing the song a lot until they found out it was a Raiders song . I still feel the group should have changed their name officially at this point to THE RAIDERS and it would have helped with the FM underground radio scene which they were not part of.

The Raiders have done numerous TV and radio Commercials for such companies as Pontiac . Mattel , Chrysler and Chevy plus others.

In the Summer of 1971 The Raiders had a #1 hit with the song Indian Reservation selling over 6 million records and making it the largest selling song for Columbia records for the next decade.

The Raiders appeared on 720 Network TV shows and making them the most televised musical group in the world to date!

OH BABY COME ON AND LET ME TAKE YOU WHERE THE ACTION IS!


History of the Group By Rock Writer Gary Pig Gold

THE RAIDERS DIGEST

by Gary Pig Gold

 (originally appeared in 1999 as part of the "Music Hound Rock " Essential Album Guide " Book)

Paul Revere & The Raiders

also known as

Paul Revere & The Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay

The Raiders

Pink Puzz

 Formed 1960, in Portland, OR.

 Members:

Paul Revere (born Paul Revere Dick, January 7, 1938, in Harvard, NE.), keyboards

Mark Lindsay (born March 9, 1942 in Eugene, OR.), vocals, saxophone (1960--75)

Robert White, guitar (1960--61)

Richard White, guitar (1960--61)

William Hibbard, bass (1960--61)

Jerry Labrum, drums (1960--61)

Leon Russell, keyboards (1961)

Steve West, guitar (1962--63)

Ross Allemang, bass, guitar, piano (1962--63)

Mike “Smitty” Smith, drums (1962--67, 1971--72)

Dick Walker, bass, guitar, piano (1963)

Pete Ouellette, guitar (1963)

Charlie Coe, bass (1963, 1967--68)

Mike “Doc” Holiday, bass (1963--65)

Drake “The Kid” Levin, guitar (1963--66)

Phil “Fang” Volk, bass (1965--67)                        

Jim “Harpo” Valley, guitar (1966--67)

Joe Correro Jr., drums (1967--71)

Freddy Weller, guitar (1967--73)

Keith “Guitar” Allison, bass (1968--75)

Steve Eaton, guitar (1971)

Omar Martinez, drums, vocals (1972--77, 1980-- ??)

Robert Wooley, keyboards (1972--77)

Doug Heath, guitar (1973-- ??)

Rusty Smith, bass (1974)

Ron Foos, bass (1975--77, 1980-- ??)

Blair Hill (a.k.a. Louie Fontaine), vocals (1978--80)

 

Neil Rush, saxophone (1978--80)

Greg Branson, keyboards (1978--80)

Scott Ellershaw, bass, guitar (1978--80)

Mervin Kato April, drums (1978--80)

Dick Gerber, bass (1979--80)

Michael Bradley, vocals (1980--83)

Danny Krause, keyboards (1980-- ??)

Carl Driggs, vocals (1983-- ??)

Jamie Revere, guitar (1990-- ??)

Martin Ross, vocals (1997-- ??)

 The Raiders were among the founders and architects of the early Pacific Northwest rock scene, released the first rock arrangement of the perennial classic “Louie Louie,” recorded Columbia Records’ first-ever million-selling rock LP, were the first rock band to star in a hit television series -- yet are remembered today mostly for the red, white and blue Revolutionary War costumes they stubbornly wore on stage throughout the entire 1960s. Well, hopefully enough time has now passed -- and the sight of oddly-attired bands singing on TV has become common enough -- that the Raiders can finally begin to be appreciated solely for the abundance of great music they wrote and recorded during their spectacular reign: 15 albums and just about as many Top 20 hits between 1965--71, which puts them right up with the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and the Supremes in terms of sales. So there!

 The story really began when Lindsay joined Revere’s already locally thriving show band the Downbeats in 1959, but it was not until the mid-1960s, after Dick Clark had cast them in his daily “Where The Action Is” series and Columbia had assigned their hot young staff producer Terry Melcher to record them, that the Raiders finally hit pay-dirt. “Steppin’ Out,” “Just Like Me,” “Kicks” (an anti-drug song, highly unusual for the time), “Hungry,” “Good Thing” and “Him Or Me,” Top 10 hits one and all, remain among the best examples of American hard pop you’ll ever hear, and even after Melcher’s departure Lindsay continued to write and produce hits for the band, ranging from the innovative bubblegum of “Mr. Sun Mr. Moon” to the proto-metallic “Just Seventeen.” Yet it wasn’t until 1971 that the band released their biggest seller, “Indian Reservation,” which was their only No. One record and, ironically, their very final hit. Several years later Lindsay forever hung up his colonial headgear, but a staunchly determined Revere continues to front new bands of “baby Raiders” to this day, still wears his high-boots and tights, and still insists his “Louie Louie” is not only the first, but the best.

 

 Buy:

“The Essential Ride, ’63 -- ‘67” (Sony Legacy, 1995, compilation prod. Bob Irwin)

presents a carefully-chosen, lovingly-annotated 20-song collection of hits, album tracks and rarities, including the unreleased gastro-sexual tub-fest “Crisco Party” (listeners under the age of 17 should be accompanied by an adult for this track).

   “The Legend Of Paul Revere” (Sony Legacy, 1990, prod. various) is a more in-depth, double disc over-view which also contains examples of the band’s more R&B-flavored pre-Columbia recordings.

 And as for the Raiders’ legendary sense of the wild and the downright bizarre, “A Christmas Present -- And Past” (Columbia, 1967 / alala music, 1996, prod. Terry Melcher)

proves that the Beatles weren’t the only rock stars creating chemically seasoned greetings for their unsuspecting fans every December.

 Both “Goin’ To Memphis” (Columbia, 1968, prod. Chips Moman) and “Alias Pink Puzz” (Columbia, 1969, prod. Mark Lindsay) demonstrate just how remarkable a singer Lindsay could be, especially when given material as challenging as “Soul Man” (even Isaac Hayes and David Porter give their praise on the former’s liner notes) and “Let Me” (originally released as a single under the nom-de-group Pink Puzz, it tricked even “Rolling Stone” into believing Columbia had signed a hot new rock group of Zeppelin-like ferocity). Meanwhile, “The Last Mad Man of Rock and Roll” video (MCA Home Entertainment, 1986)  captures the later Raiders in all of their crazed, current glory. If you can’t make it to Tahoe tonight, then this is a fine, frantic, funny substitute.

 Others:

Here They Come! (Columbia, 1965)

Midnight Ride (Columbia, 1966)

The Spirit Of ‘67 (Columbia, 1966 / Sundazed, 1996)

Greatest Hits (Columbia, 1967)

Revolution! (Columbia, 1967 / Sundazed, 1996)

Something Happening] (Columbia, 1968 / Sundazed, 1996)

Collage (Columbia, 1970 / alala music, 1996)

 Influenced by:   Jerry Lee Lewis, Spike Jones, Bill Haley and his Comets

The Raiders then influenced:  The Monkees, The Unknowns, Brotherhood, T. J. Tyler

 www.GaryPigGold.com                   WRITTEN BY GARY PIG GOLD
PS: Gary sent me the article to be put on this website.

 

Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe
so proud to live, so proud to die
But maybe someday when they learn
Cherokee nation will return,
will return, will return,
will return, will return
 


THE RAIDERS ON TV

WHERE THE ACTION IS!

Where The Action is!! was a Dick Clark TV show which was on weekdays at 4:30PM  and Dick Clark was the host but The Raiders were the House band.! American Bandstand was taken off the weekday schedule in 1963 for the Saturday afternoon spot which is where it stayed for years . In 1965 Dick Clark created another show for ABC called Where The Action Is!! which was a half hour long variety show.
Other regulars on the show were Keith Allison, Later to become a Raider , Tina Mason ,Jimmy Hubbard  and the shows dancing crew called THE ACTION KIDS!

 

HAPPENING 68

Happening 68 Was a Dick Clark Production TV show which Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere co- hosted with The Raiders on every day of course along with all their other major Rock guests. Happening 68 was on from January 6 ,1968 till July 19 , 1969. The show was aired Saturday Afternoon just before American Bandstand.

IT'S HAPPENING

Due to their show Happening was so successful ABC and Dick Clark Productions then made this next show which was on weekdays with Mark and Paul as the hosts! The Spin off show aired weekdays Monday Thru Friday from July 1968 thru October 1968.

 

THE GOOD OLD DAYS

In 1977 Dick Clark made another TV show which Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere hosted in the afternoons but the show did not last that long.

OTHER TV SHOWS

Paul Revere and the Raiders appeared on many other major tv shows of the era Including Ed Sullivan and the Smother Brothers Show along with many others!

 

TV COMMERICALS

THE JUDGE --GM PONTIAC GTO

Judge! The special great one from   Pontiac, GTO!!
 

SS396----GM Chevy Muscle Car

Look at her go (look at her go)
She sits real low (she sits real low)
Feel her tires grip the road
Deep breathin' 4 (deep breathin' 4)
Won't let herself show (let herself show)
Feel the rear end down below
I'll take you for a ride & it's really a treat
Just strap yourself into a bucket seat
& the 4-speed Trammy is startin' to wind
We'll know that Super Sport wants to get off the line
Crusin' the highways, I get my kicks
Nothin' can match my SS 396

CORVAIR BABY --GM Chevy Car

Stick with me, baby, & stay by my side, Corvair baby
'Cause I want you there whenever we ride, Corvair baby
We'll be together wherever we go, & everybody will know
'Cause you're my baby, my Corvair baby & I'll, I'll never let you go

TEEN MAGAZINES

Mark and the Raiders were in EVERY teen Magazine which came out during the 60's

                          

 

   

 

 

 

It's happening, I believe, I believe it's happening !!!


PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS

SINGLES AND ALBUM LISTING

 

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Link to The Raiders Booklet included in the album of
"Spirit of 67"

http://www.bradcoweb.com/rockgroups/booklet.htm

 

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"Grab your woman, it's Louie Louie time!"




ALBUMS

Like Long Hair--Gardena Label--1961

PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS-Sande Label--1963

Paul Revere and The Raiders--Jenden Label--1964
In the Beginning
Note: Same Tracks different Takes

First Columbia Record
Here They Come! #71 - 1965

Just Like Us! #5 - 1966
RIAA Certified GOLD 1/6/67

Midnight Ride #9 - 1966
RIAA Certified GOLD 3/20/67

Spirit of '67 #9 - 1966
RIAA Certified GOLD 4/17/67

Greatest Hits #15 - 1967
RIAA Certified GOLD 8/25/67

Revolution! #25 - 1967
Sales indicate Gold

Something Happening--1967

Christmas Past and Present--1967
Sales Indicate Gold


Goin' To Memphis #61 - 1968

Hard'N'Heavy (With Marshmallow) #51 - 1969

Alias Pink Puzz #48 - 1969

As The Raiders

Movin On--1970

Collage----1970

GREATEST HITS VOL #2--#22--1971
Sales indicate Gold

Indian Reservation #19 - 1971
Sales Indicate Platinum

Good Thing---1971-Harmony  Label

Country Wine---1972

All- Time Greatest Hits --1972

Great Raider Re-Union--1983--K-tel Label

Live Greatest Hits---Red Dog Label--1991

36 All - Time Favorites--Sony--1998

The Essential ride--63--67--Columbia

Super Hits--Sony--2000

12 Classic Tracks---2000 Purple Pyramid Label

Mojo WorkOut  CD --Sundazed--2004

KICKS 1963--1972--The Anthology CD--Raven Label--2006

 

it's just like me
       to feel so good
                and fall so much
                            in love with you
 


 



Mark Lindsay - Solo Releases

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

I'm hungry for those good things, baby
Hungry through and through
           Well I'm hungry for that sweet life, baby
        With a real fine girl like you
 




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/ NorthRiver Entertainment / Owned by Mark Lindsay

They took the whole Cherokee nation
Put us on this reservation
Took away our ways of life
The tomahawk and the bow and knife
Took away our native tongue
And taught their English to our young
And all the beads we made by hand
Are nowadays made in Japan
 


ROGER HART

Hart's longevity as a disc jockey, and his work with Paul Revere and the Raiders, were among the reasons he was inducted recently into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. A ceremony, honoring Hart and members of Paul Revere and the Raiders, was held last month in Portland.   
I met Paul Revere in early 1963, quite accidentally. As a Portland radio personality, I was also producing teen dances here and there. I'd have sock hops with the top-40 hits in Hockinson, and there were other venues in Vancouver and Portland that I'd use. One day a bank teller gave me a phone number for Paul Revere, who had a group. Paul was the band leader and he was looking for work for his group, and I arranged to put them into the Vancouver city-owned Trapedero Club. That was my first exposure to the band. They were excellent. Paul managed the band's internal affairs, I managed the external while I looked for opportunities. The sky was the limit, although we didn't know how high.


We needed a record, so I took the band into a Portland studio and cut a few songs, out of which came our version of 'Louie, Louie.' I created a record label in order to release it. It was a huge success, and soon Columbia Records in New York was on the line to make an offer. We joined this huge record company that was the home to Barbra Streisand, Andy Williams, The New York Symphony and other prestigious artists. We were the first ever rock band on the label. That slowed us down at first, and even though it was a hit on the West Coast, we lost the national hit version of 'Louie Louie' to The Kingsmen, also from Portland, that recorded the same song that year. But, we were on a roll.
For two years we traveled the Northwest and even into the San Francisco area. All the while, I made my treks to Los Angeles, meeting whomever I could, and the band kept making records with modest success. The big break came in the spring of 1965. I'd cultivated some friendships at the Dick Clark office in Los Angeles, and all of the sudden comes a fateful call about a new series, and they wanted Paul Revere and the Raiders to be a part of it. That was the ABC-TV series 'Where the Action Is.' ABC kept it on for two years, and that's when the hits really began. 'Action' spun off into another series on ABC called 'Happening,' for another two years, all the while we were putting out the hits, traveling the nation, and enjoying a marvelous success. Television is what really made the Raiders.

 

In 1965, I moved to Los Angeles ? to begin our television series. Los Angeles as home soon became Beverly Hills, and all the trappings that go with a successful group. Those were the golden years of rock and roll, and we got to be a part of it. It created many opportunities and stories. After a time, I took a different direction, and moved to the Canary Islands of Spain, living there some seven years away from the music industry, volunteering and working in the travel industry. It was a wonderful break from the hectic Hollywood days. Later my wife, Beverly, and I returned to Los Angeles, where I again involved myself with music and records for a time. But, soon enough, it was time to return to the Pacific Northwest and in 1977 we landed in Vancouver, and radio.

 INTERVIEW BY ROGER HART

I HAVE BEEN UP DOWN ALL AROUND!


 

THE UNKNOWNS

This was Mark Lindsay and Keith Allison plus Steve Alaimo along with others on different labels.

1--- The Unknown Girl---1967

2--- Tighter  /Young Enough To Cry--1967

This is for a Girl I do Not Even Know yet !


THE BROTHERHOOD

 

More Information on ROCK GROUPS BROTHERHOOD WEBSITE


 

PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDER

1975--Till The Present

PAUL REVERE ON HIS FAMOUS MUSTANG ORGAN

PAUL REVERE GARDENA LP ABOVE  AND 45 BELOW!

PAUL REVERE WITH HIS
                                 CURRENT RAIDERS PERFORM
                                 THE RAIDERS HITS LIVE IN THIS
                                  ALBUM! 

 

 

PAUL REVERE 's WALL ALBUM DEDICATED TO THE VIETNAM VETERNS



VOL#2 OF RIDE THE WALL

DVD OF RIDE THE WALL

                                         

THE LAST MADMAN OF ROCK AND ROLL !!


SOME PICTURES OF THE GROUP

1968


AND PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS FIGHT BACK!!

ORIGINAL RAIDER UNIFORMS

Alternate picture for Just Like Us LP

 

!967 Alternate Picture

If you want to see more pictures of the Raiders check out our Raiders Picture Pages!!

Cherokee people, Cheroke tribe
so proud to live, so proud to die


 


 

PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS TOP ALBUMS

One of 1966 Top Albums --Midnight Ride

Kicks / There's Always Tomorrow / Little Girl In The 4th Row / Ballad of a Useless man /I'M Not Your Stepping Stone / There She Goes / All I Really Need Is You / Get It On / Louie Go Home / Take A Look At Yourself / Melody For an Unknown Girl /

 

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SPIRIT OF 67 ALBUM

Above is a great album which is differently one of the Raiders best albums and includes songs such as:

Good Thing ,All About Her ,In My Community , Louise ,Why Why Why,   Oh! To Be A Man, Hungry ,Undecided Man , Our Candidate , 1001 Arabian Nights , The Great Airplane Strike

 

GREATEST HITS ALBUM RELEASED IN 1967

This was the original Greatest Hits album of the group and contains many of their great songs.

Louie Louie / Louie Go Home / Steppin' Out / Just Like Me / Melody For An Unknown Girl / Kicks / Hungry / The Great Airplane Strike / Good Thing / Ups and Downs / Legend Of Paul Revere

NOTE: THE ABOVE THREE ALBUMS WERE LISTED ON MANY CHARTS AS THE TOP ALBUMS OF 1966 and 1967 AND AS ESSENTIAL ALBUMS TO OWN FOR A ROCK ALBUM COLLECTION.

Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight

No, but not with kicks
You just need help, girl
 


THE RAIDER'S COACH



 

 

The Raiders Coach was a real car made by Pontiac and AMT also made a model of this vehicle. 

Now have you got yourself a brand new baby
Don't tell me maybe
Is it so
I got to know
What's it gonna be
Him or me
Him or me
Him or me
Him or me
 


 

 

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RAIDER TRIVIA

The Raiders were the first Rock group to be signed by Columbia Records which was a major label .

The Raiders had recorded Louie Louie before The Kingsmen who wound up with the larger hit of the song. The Raiders even made a follow-up song called Louie Come Home. The Raiders originally had the larger hit with the song in the Northwest.

The Raiders had the most TV hours on air than any group of this era with over 700 hours on air.
The Raiders stared in the TV Show " Where The Action Is" plus "Happening"  and finally in It's Happening Series but also appeared on many other shows including The Ed Sullivan Show ,Smother Brothers Show and many other great shows.

The Raiders have the most on Air TV hours than any other Rock Group.

The Raiders were the first group to record "I'm Not Your Steppin Stone' however they never released it as a single.

Raiders original members - Paul Revere, Mark Lindsay, Phil Volk (Fang) Smity , and Doc Holiday . Doc was replaced by Drake Levin until the second album when he was drafted and Harpo replaced him. In 1968 Fang ,Harpo and Smity left the group to form the Brotherhood rock group. Joe Jr, , Freddy Weller, and Charlie Coe joined the group at this point . After two albums Charlie left the group and was replaced by an old Where the Action solo artist Kieth Allison. A little while later Joe Jr left the group and Smity came back to the group which is basically how the group ended there recording career in 1973 . Throughout this entire period Paul and Mark both were always in the group. Today Paul still tours with the Raiders and Mark is continuing with his solo career. Make sure you check out the Mark Lindsay webpage also on this website.

The Song Melody Of a Unknown Girl by The Raiders only has a intro to the song as far as vocal and the same song by Mark Lindsay with Unknowns has full vocals .

Terry Melcher was also involved a lot with the group recordings as a Producer and singing on the albums and was known as the Sixth Raider.  Terry Was the son of Doris Day and later went on to work with the Beach Boys and The Byrds.

Terry Melcher and Mark Lindsay shared a house together which was owned by Terry which he decided to rent two weeks before the Manson murders took place inside this house. More Information on this subject on my Beach Boys page.

The Beach Boys and Paul Revere and the Raiders toured together.

Before the official release of The Raiders song LET ME they sent it the FM underground radio stations as a song by a group called PINK PUZZ and the stations loved it but when it was released as a Raiders song on their album called PINK PUZZ they stopped playing it.  At this time in Rock History AM radio was still popular and played the top40 but FM was just starting and was playing the stronger rock songs.

The song Hungry , Mark Lindsay could not get the sound he wanted until he totally stripped down in the studio and went wild on the song like he wanted to record this song.

Mark Lindsay and all the Raiders could be found in all the Teen magazines during the sixties maybe more than any other group.

The Raiders did a few TV commercials for GM making records like SS396 / Corvair Baby and The Judge

In the later half of the groups career Mark Lindsay produce most of the albums.
Also in this era Mark sang the lead vocal on all of the songs plus wrote many of the songs.

Mark Lindsay produced a Disco version of the Song KICKS in 1981
mark also produced the theme song from the TV show Mark and Mindy and he produced many other songs for different artist.

Sundazed Records has released all of The Raiders albums with bonus tracks except for the last two albums Indian Reservation and Country Wine.

The Raiders single Indian Reservation was originally recorded as a Mark Lindsay solo song but then he decided to release it under the group's name.

The Raiders single Indian Reservation was Colombia's all time best selling single! The Song remained the labels #1 song until Jackson recorded the song Thriller more than ten years later.

The Song Indian Reservation was the Raiders only #1 hit song and it was originally to be released under Mark Lindsay name only but he decided to release the song under the group name after it was recorded.

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Paul Revere is touring with his Group!

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Mark Lindsay also Still Touring
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Mark now has a radio show on khits 106.7 FM WCBS in PORTLAND which can be heard on Saturday evenings at www.khits1067.com

 

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Mark's Music Company ------ NorthRiver Entertainment

 

 

RAIDER FANS DID ASSIST ME COLLECTING INFORMATION ON THE GROUP AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM NOW AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE SO THANKS AGAIN!

THANK YOU !  Tom's Raiderettes
 

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