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Encyclopedia > Paul Revere and the Raiders

Paul Revere & the Raiders is an American rock band that saw enormous mainstream success in the 1960s, best-known for hits like "Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)", "Steppin' Out", "Kicks", and "Hungry". In the 1980s, the band became a major source of inspiration for the Paisley Underground.


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Paul Revere and the Raiders (1041 words)
Paul Revere was born January 7, 1938 in Harvard, Nebraska, and grew up in Boise, Idaho.
Revere's band had caught Lindsay's ear and it was while they were playing at a local dance at the Elks Hall and walked on stage and asked to sing a song with them.
Revere then went around to radio stations in Idaho plugging the song as well as it's follow-up, "Paul Revere's Ride," but it was the group's third single "Like Long Hair," an instrumental which crossed the serious classical style of Rachmaninoff with Jerry Lee Lewis, that caught on nationally.
VH1.com : Paul Revere & the Raiders : Biography (3556 words)
Revere was still in his teens, a high-school dropout, trained barber, and restauranteur when rock & roll took over the airwaves and the charts, and it was the early hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, in particular, that became the catalyst that pushed him to join a band.
Paul Revere's given name was such a natural as a gimmick, that Guss urged them to use it.
In late 1962, Lindsay rejoined Revere in a new incarnation of Paul Revere & the Raiders.
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