Monday, October 06, 2014

Paul Revere

Sadly, Paul Revere checked out yesterday. You know, of Paul Revere and the Raiders. Oh, ok, I guess you have to be a certain age to remember him and his band. Let me explain. This outfit wrote pretty good catchy pop songs in the 1960s and dressed up in 18th century garb that like the original Paul Revere whose epic ride to warn that "the British are coming" is now the stuff of legend.  The contemporary Paul Revere's (aka Paul Revere Dick) schtick was meant to serve as a counter to the British Invasion bands of the mid-1960s. Anyway check out their version of the Boyce/Hart classic  "(I'm not your) steppin' stone" -it knocks the version by the Monkees into a cocked hat.

RIP Mr Revere!

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