Paul Revere Of 'Paul Revere And The Raiders' Passes Away At Age 76

Posted: Oct 5 2014, 8:13pm CDT | by , in News

Paul Revere of 'Paul Revere and The Raiders' Passes Away At Age 76
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Paul Revere, the leader of the bank "Paul Revere and The Raiders has passed away at the age of 76.

Roger Hart, manager for the hit 60's and 70's band said he died on Saturday in his home in Garden Valley, Idaho, from cancer.

Paul Revere Dick, became known as "the madman of rock and roll" for his theatrical colonial wardrobe and infectious onstage persona with the band.

"He'd been quiet about it for some time," Hart said. "Treated at the Mayo Clinic, Paul stayed on the road as long as he could, then retired recently back to Idaho, where he and his wife, Sydney, always kept a home."

"From Day 1, we've always been a party band that accidentally had some hit records and accidently got on a hit television series," Revere told The Associated Press in a 2000 interview.

The group started in 1963 with a reboot of the hit song "Louie, Louie" by Richard Berry. Afterwards they began to produce hits of their own including "Good Thing," "Kicks," and the 1971 hit "Indian Reservation."

Paul Revere and the Raiders served as the house band for the Dick Clark TV show "Where the Action Is" and made an appearance as themselves in the "Batman" TV series starring Adam West.

Revere continued to tour over the last 50-years, staying with the group while they performed for concerts, in front of military troops heading overseas, and for charity benefits.

"I don't want to get into the details but let's just say, it ain't fun," Revere wrote last year of his battle with cancer. "It's been rough getting through the last few shows, but I would do whatever it takes to avoid missing a show. I'm giving it my all, and then some, and the band tells me I've been even more awesome than usual."

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