Idaho Rock Musician Paul Revere Dead At 76

Oct 6, 2014

Rock musician Paul Revere, known for his outlandish costumes and enthusiastic stage persona passed away Saturday in Idaho.

He was born Paul Revere Dick in 1938 in Nebraska and later came to Boise and Caldwell. He was a teenager in the 50s with a love of music. He started his first band, the Downbeats, which eventually became Paul Revere and the Raiders.

The group became the house band for the Dick Clark TV show “Where the Action Is,” and appeared on Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan and The Smothers Brothers.

The group even made an appearance on the TV show “Batman” in the 1960s.

The Raiders were famous for their hits “Hungry,” “Good Thing,” and “Kicks.” Their 1971 version of “Indian Reservation” topped the charts and went platinum.   

Revere toured constantly, up until his last performance this April in Illinois.

After an 18-month fight against a brain tumor, Revere died Saturday in Garden Valley, Idaho with his wife Sydney and son Jamie by his side. He was 76.

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