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R.I.P. Paul Revere October 7, 2014

Posted by Retired Geezer in Music.
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I regret that I never had the pleasure of seeing Paul Revere and the Raiders live, they were excellent showmen.

Paul died today in Idaho after a bout with cancer.

I watched several YouTube videos to get the best one for this post. I like this one with Dick Clark.

 

 

KTVB local news story.

Scott Slant:

Totally off the sports path now, with memories of Paul Revere, who died Saturday at the age of 76 in Garden Valley. When I was a very young music director at KFXD, Paul Revere & The Raiders were Boise’s claim to fame in the rock & roll world, and through all his world travels, he always called Boise home. When the group was about to release a new record, Revere would ride his chopper out to KFXD’s old studios on Amity Road south of Meridian and bring us a test pressing. So it was in January of 1971, when it had been a couple years since the Raiders had a hit. Revere was excited about this new release, which had “Birds of a Feather” on one side and “Indian Reservation” on the other.

Revere thought “Birds of a Feather” had a chance to be a smash. He asked me to play both sides of the record on my show that night and take votes from listeners. So I did—and “Indian Reservation” was the winner by a 3-to-1 margin. The song went right onto KFXD’s playlist, and it shot to No. 1 locally. Revere then embarked on a city-by-city tour with close Boise friend Mike Allen on their choppers and visited radio stations to promote “Indian Reservation,” and about five months after its debut on KFXD, the song was No. 1 in the nation, the group’s only million-selling single. Revere made sure KFXD was awarded a certified gold record for its efforts. He was one of the best businessmen in showbiz, parlaying Paul Revere & The Raiders’ popularity into over four more decades of crowd-pleasing entertainment—he didn’t retire until this spring.

 

Comments»

1. Retired Geezer - October 7, 2014

Funeral services for rock-and-roll music icon Paul Revere will be held Monday, October 13th at the Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 North 11th Street in Boise.

The public is invited.

2. Cathy - October 7, 2014

Thanks for sharing this, Geez. Good memories. Hugs.

3. lauraw - October 9, 2014

4. lauraw - October 9, 2014

Sorry for posting that tractor vid on a sad news thread. I just saw it earlier and thought RG would like it.

5. Retired Geezer - October 9, 2014

I did like it and I bet Paul Revere would have also.

6. Retired Geezer - October 9, 2014

That type tractor (and mine) have independent brakes on each rear tire. That’s why he can spin one tire and have the other one stopped.

7. lauraw - October 10, 2014

I kept waiting for him to tip over.

8. Retired Geezer - October 10, 2014

Me too. He has that wide two-wheeled front end, I don’t know what it’s called.

Row Crop Front End?

Russ would know.

I have one front tire on my tractor. Three wheeled vehicles are not very stable. Just ask Dave about his accident on a tricycle.

9. Lipstick - October 10, 2014

Indian Reservation…is that the one that goes “Though I wear a suit and tie….I’m still a red man deep inside”?

Trigger warning!!

10. Retired Geezer - October 11, 2014

Earworm Alert!

11. Lipstick - October 14, 2014

heh, that too!


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