How the former barber and fast-food restaurant owner became a rock star
Could you tell me something about Paul Revere of the 1960s rock band Paul Revere & the Raiders?
—Connie Hammonds, Andalusia, Ala.
Paul Revere Dick of Harvard, Neb., a former barber and fast-food restaurant owner, organized a band called The Newbeats in 1958 in Boise, Idaho. A few years later, the keyboardist and his mates, including lead vocalist Mark Lindsay, now 71, changed the group’s name to Paul Revere & the Raiders, put on Colonial Era costumes and churned out the hits “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Good Thing” and “Indian Reservation.” The band has 40 to 50 concerts scheduled this year, including a summer “Where the Action Is” tour with The Association, Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Mitch Ryder. In 2001, Revere, 75, established the Ride to the Wall Foundation, which assists veterans’ outreach programs.
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