Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 comes from Paul Revere & The Raiders!
On September 2nd, 1967, "I Had A Dream" entered Billboard's Top 40 and climbed up to #17, spending five weeks in teh chart.
Paul Revere & The Raiders, formed in Boise, Idaho, consisted of Paul Revere, Mark Lindsay, Jim Valley, Drake LevinPhil "Fang" Volk and Michael "Smitty" Smith. Valley, Levin, Drake and Smith left in 1967, replaced by Freddy Weller, Charlie Coe and Joe Carrero. Smith returned in 1970, replacing Carrero. They were on the ABC-TV show "Whee The Action Is" and had their own TV show "Happening" in 1968.
Paul Revere & The Raiders placed fifteen songs in the Top 40 between 1961 and 1971, including one #1, one Gold Record and one Platinum Record.
Freddy Weller went on to become a prolific country singer. Smith died on March 6th, 2001 at the age of 58. Levin died of cancer on July 4th, 2009 at the age of 62. Paul Revere died on October 4th, 2014 of cancer at the age of 76.