Paul Revere has a style: a sixth sense for pleasing an audience. The magic chemistry of his personality has been a major factor in the Raiders’ rise to popularity; and not by sheer accident. He has created, over a period of time, a highly polished act built on warmth and spontaneity.
Paul has a knack for finding the finest talent and personalities to keep his group a top entertaining act year after year.
The group consists of founding member Paul Revere, Doug Heath (group’s lead guitarist for over 35 years), Ron Foos (bassist for over 35 years), Danny Krause (keyboardist for over 28 years), Darren Dowler (lead vocalist and Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductee) and Tommy Scheckel (drummer and newest member).
Paul Revere organized the Raiders in 1958 in Idaho. A few of the highlights of Paul Revere’s outstanding career are:
- Paul Revere and the Raiders were the first rock group to be signed with Columbia Records with the 1963 recording of “Louie Louie”.
- In 1965-1966 Paul Revere and the Raiders were featured on the ABC TV five-day-a-week network show “Where the Action Is” produced by Dick Clark.
- Paul Revere and the Raiders appeared on 520 episodes of “Where the Action Is” a network TV show on ABC.
- In 1968 & 1969 Paul Revere co-hosted a weekly ABC TV series, “Happening” produced by Dick Clark.
In the summer of 1971, Paul Revere rode his motorcycle crisscrossing America three times, stopping at radio stations promoting the Raiders recording of “Indian reservation”, which went to #1 on the national charts and has sold over 4 million singles.
During their career Paul Revere and The Raiders also had 23 consecutive hit singles!