In Memory of an Idaho Rock and Roll Star

Photo from Flicker, C Thomas
Paul Revere: January 7, 1938 - October 4, 2014
Paul Revere was a unique, charismatic entertainer who started his music career in Caldwell and Boise, Idaho, and went on to become an icon of rock and roll. He passed away at his home in Garden Valley, Idaho, on October 4th.

Paul Revere and the Raiders always put on a show that was energetic and fun, ensuring that the audience had a memorable time. Paul Revere and the Raiders were Idaho’s answer to the ‘British invasion’ of rock bands at the time, such as the Beatles and Rolling Stones. The revolutionary costumes they wore were their trademark throughout their career.

Paul Revere worked closely with the likes of Dick Clark and appeared regularly on Where the Action Is. The band were guests on shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show. Paul Revere supported Ride to the Wall, a group in support of veterans, with two CD’s. Hits from his time with Paul Revere and the Raiders include Kicks, Indian Reservation. Louie Louie, Hungry. Check out some of the band’s music through Alexander Street Press.

You can also watch videos of the band’s performances and find more details about them on the Paul Revere & the Raiders website http://www.paulrevereandtheraiders.com/index.html

Audrey Williams & Shelly Doty

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