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PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS
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Paul Revere and the Raiders is an American rock band that saw enormous U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s. Initially located in Boise, Idaho, the Raiders started as an instrumental rock outfit led by organist Paul Revere. Mark Lindsay joined Revere's band in 1958. Originally called The Downbeats, they changed their name to Paul Revere & The Raiders in 1960. After Revere was drafted for military service,in the summer of 1962, Revere and Lindsay were working together again in Oregon with a version of the Raiders that featured drummer Mike "Smitty" Smith, who would spend two long periods with the band. According to Mark Lindsay, the Northwest Raiders were a "bunch of white-bread kids doing their best to sound black. We got signed to Columbia on the strength of sounding like this. Whether the Raiders or The Kingsmen recorded "Louie Louie" first is a matter of some controversy; however, both groups recorded it in the same studio in Portland, Oregon. 1965 marked the beginning of a string of garage rock classics. The Raiders, increasingly emulated the sounds of British Invasion bands such as The Beatles and The Stones. The band appeared regularly on national television, here they were presented as the American response to the British Invasion. Playing on Paul Revere's name, the group wore American Revolutionary War soldier uniforms and performed slapstick comedy and synchronized dance steps while the ponytailed Lindsay lip synched to their music. At the end of the sixties Mark Lindsay took more control of the band. The success of "Let Me" allowed Paul Revere and the Raiders to tour Europe with the Beach Boys in the spring of 1969. In an effort to change the bands' sound and image, the name was officially shortened to The Raiders. Ironically, The Raiders biggest hit, "Indian Reservation" , was recorded as a Mark Lindsay solo session. It was Columbia Records biggest selling single for almost a decade, clearing over 6 million units. They did continue to release singles for Columbia until their contract expired in 1975. Mark Lindsay departing the band and continued his solo career. "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone" was covered by The Sex Pistols, "Just Like Me" would be covered by The Circle Jerks, Joan Jett and Pat Benatar. David Bowie covered "Louie, Go Home" and The Who took that song and changed the title and lyrics to "Lubie, Go Home". The Flamin' Groovies tackled two Raiders songs; "Him or Me, What's it Gonna Be?" and "Ups and Downs".

MEMBERS:

Paul Revere - Organ and Vocals
Mark Lindsay - Vocals
Mike "Smitty" Smith replaced by Joe Correro, Jr. - Drums
Omar Martinez (from 1970) - Second Drums
Drake Levin replaced by Jim Valley and Freddy Weller and Charlie Coe and Keith Allison and Doug Heath and Ron Foos - Guitar
Mike "Doc" Holliday replaced by Phil Volk - Bass
Bob Wooley (from 1970) - Keyboards

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Ain't Nothing Wrong
You're Really Saying Something
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RCA SS-3027
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Birds of Feather
The Turkey
France
CBS 7474
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Birds of Feather
The Turkey
Germany
CBS 7474
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Birds of Feather
The Turkey
Holland
CBS 7074
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Birds of Feather
Eve Of Destruction
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CBS CBSA 82119
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Birds of Feather
The Turkey
Norway
CBS 7074
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BLUE SLEEVE

Birds of Feather
The Turkey
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CBS 7074
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GREEN SLEEVE

Boogaloo Down Broadway
Too Much Talk
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CBS LL-2139-C
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CCR: Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain
The Jaggerz: The Rapper / The Raiders: Just Seventeen
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TK Records TK-370
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Cinderella Sunshine
It's Happening
France
CBS 3757
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Cinderella Sunshine
It's Happening
Holland
CBS 3757
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Cinderella Sunshine
It's Happening
Japan
CBS SONG 80031
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Country Wine
It's So Hard Getting Up Today
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CBS S 7808
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Country Wine
It's So Hard Getting Up Today
Holland
CBS 7808
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Country Wine
It's So Hard Getting Up Today
Spain
CBS 7808
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Country Wine / Paul simon
It's So Hard Getting Up Today
Japan
CBS SOPA 10
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Country Wine / Paul simon
The Partridge Family / Chase
Japan
CBS YAPB 1
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Don't take It So Hard
Observation From Flight 285
Holland
CBS 3586
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Don't take It So Hard
Observation From Flight 285
Japan
CBS SONG 80012
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Don't take It So Hard
Observation From Flight 285
Norway
CBS 3586
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Don't take It So Hard
Observation From Flight 285
USA
Columbia 4-44553
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Down In Amsterdam / Just Seventeen
Gone Movin' On / the Original Handy Man
Brazil
CBS 56380
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VOL. 2

Good Thing
Undecided Man
Denmark
CBS 2502
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Good Thing
Undecided Man
Germany
CBS 2502
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Good Thing
Undecided Man
Holland
CBS 2502
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Good Thing
Melody For An Unknown Girl
Japan
CBS LL-1016-C
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Good Thing
Undecided Man
Norway
CBS 2502
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Good Thing
Undecided Man
Spain
CBS 2502
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Good Thing
Undecided Man
Sweden
CBS 2502
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Good Thing
Undecided Man
USA
Columbia 4-43907
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Good Thing / Louie Go Home
Undecided Man / Get It On
Portugal
CBS 6302
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Good Thing / The Great Airplane Strike
Hungry / All About Her
Japan
CBS LSS-632-C
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Guess Who: Runnin' Back To Saskatoon / The Band: Don't Do It
The Raiders: Song Sellers / T-Rex: the Slider
Thailand
4Track M. 104
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Happening '68 / Communication (Part 1 And 2)
Happens Every Day / Love Makes The World Go Round / Free
USA
Columbia 7-9665
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Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be
Legend Of Paul Revere
Denmark
CBS 2737
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Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be
Legend Of Paul Revere
France
CBS 2737
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Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be
Legend Of Paul Revere
Germany
CBS 2737
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Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be
Legend Of Paul Revere
Holland
CBS 2737
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Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be
Legend Of Paul Revere
Italy
CBS 2737
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Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be
Legend Of Paul Revere
Norway
CBS 2737
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