Sunday, October 5, 2014

Paul Revere (1938-2014)

It has just come over the wires that Paul Revere, as in, the 60's group Paul Revere & The Raiders, had passed away at 76.

The Raiders' trove of hits included "Hungry", "Kicks", "Good Thing", and, in 1971, "Indian Reservation". For a tribute, however, we'll use a lesser known track, "The Great Airplane Strike", from 1966, and the setting is a performance on The Hollywood Palace, with introduction by host du jour Ray Bolger.

The Raiders seemed to be everywhere in the late 60's, and with it the requisite jokes about the other Paul Revere of colonial fame. The band even appeared on Batman, performing at a political rally for The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), who was trying to pull a fast one and run for mayor despite his criminal record, which would ultimately trip him up.

Rest in peace, Paul.

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