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RIP Paul Revere

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Paul Revere, founder of Paul Revere & The Raiders, passed away yesterday at the age of 76.

    Paul Revere was his real name.

  2. TowelWaver

    TowelWaver Member

    RIP. "Kicks" is still one of my favorites.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Did he say "So proud to die!" for his last words?
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Kicks is a timeless song. RIP
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    His name was actually Paul Revere Dick.
  6. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Active Member

    getting harder to find now
  7. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Actually, Paul Revere and the Raiders had a string of really great 60s pop-rock songs from about early 1966 into '68. They churned them out like clockwork, one after the other: Kicks, Steppin' Out, Just Like Me, Hungry, Good Things, What's It Gonna Be (Him or Me) and many more.

    Nothing particularly groundbreaking, but the songs rocked hard, were well-produced and they've held up real well over time. And long after their heyday, they were still out on the road, playing the nostalgia circuit, right up to the very end. RIP to a rock and roll original.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    From one of the obit stories:

    The group launched its career in 1963 with a popular rendition
    of Richard Berry’s “Louie, Louie” before releasing its own hits.

    Never knew that. But the Raiders' version can stand on its own, too.

  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    and don't forget Cherokee Nation which many don't connect to PR&TRs
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I can't believe the OP wasn't clear about which Paul Revere died.

    I just assumed the more famous one had died. Can we get a title change?
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