RIP “Uncle” Paul Revere (of the Raiders)
January 7, 1938 - October 4, 2014
Beloved by millions as the titular leader of ’60s rock and R&B band Paul Revere and the Raiders, Revere died Saturday at 76.
Former bandmate and bassist Phil “Fang” Volk sent out an email late Saturday with his own heartfelt tribute to his friend:
It’s a very sad day for the Raider legacy…. my heart is broken….He was a dear friend of mine… I hope the media shows him the respect he deserves… Perhaps some of you who have the access & ability, could send out a few press releases like you did when we lost Drake…Anything will be appreciated… He was a good man with a great big heart, and he dedicated his life to his band for the past five decades… He will truly be missed in the rock & roll world, and by his friends who loved him as I did… He was an original, “the genuine article” – one of a kind – and his accomplishments need to be touted and celebrated. Thank you for anything you are able to do to give him honor at this time of sorrow and loss…Phil “Fang” VolkFrom Mark Lindsay, via Facebook:
We all know that Paul had been very ill for a while, and you always hope for the best — a miracle, maybe. But it just wasn’t to be this time. It is still surreal to think that he is gone. I’m sure this cannot be an easy time for Sydney and all of Paul’s family, and I wish them all the best, and peace.
In 1958, Revere and I got together in Idaho, and it clicked. We had a great run, and for a real long stretch, it was magic. All good things seem to come to an end, though, and eventually Revere and I drifted apart and went our separate ways. But I want to remember the good times, when he was my best friend and we were partners, and the world was ours for a while. Right now I would like to think he’s playing wild boogie-woogie on that big golden upright in the sky. Play on, brother, see you down the road. ~ MLRemembering Paul Revere now and forever. RIP.
Paul Revere of Paul Revere and The Raiders died at his home in Idaho on October 4th 2014. He was 76 years old.
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