64. Paul Revere & the Raiders

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Paul Revere and the Raiders

You would think that a band that numerous hits and constant radio airplay in the mid and late 60’s and early 70’s would be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, as we go through this list we find that this is not necessary the rule. In the case of Paul Revere & the Raiders, one has to wonder if the Revolutionary War costumes they wore be the very thing that is keeping them out.

During the British Invasion, few American bands could rival their European counterparts. An exception was Paul Revere & the Raiders whose name and look almost made it appear as if they would go to war with the “British Invaders”. Employing a Garage sound that was fast and unpretentious and rivaled that of any British act, in retrospect the Raiders were a much tighter and efficient band than they may have gotten credit for. Ironically, it was the costumes, the use of comedy in their live shows that gave them a bubblegum image that they have yet to shake. As they have yet to be nominated in over twenty years, it is doubtful to think they will get one now.
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www.paulrevereraiders.com

Should Paul Revere & the Raiders be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 91.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2011: #114
    2012: #106
    2013: #103
    2014: #99
    2015: #95
    2016: #85
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 1986
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Portland, OR)
  • Why they will get in: As time passes, they appear to be getting more credibility.
  • Why they won't get in: The gimmick does not help.
  • Essential Albums: Just Like Us! (1966)
    Midnight Ride (1966)
    The Spirit of 67’ (1966)
    Revolution (1967)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Steppin’ Out (From Just Like Us!, 1966)
    Kicks (From Midnight Ride, 1966)
    Good Thing (From The Spirit of 67’, 1966)
    Hungry (From The Spirit of 67’, 1966)
    Indian Reservation (From Indian Reservation, 1971)

Should Paul Revere & the Raiders be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 91.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.1%
Last modified on Sunday, 02 February 2020 18:54

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+17 #5 Lee Roschen 2015-04-12 23:30
[quote name="Lee Roschen"]Yea h, Paul Revere & The Raiders maybe had a "gimmick" with those uniforms, but their music was infectious and terrific for their time! It is a shame that band leader Paul Revere will not live long enough to see his group honored this way! I wholehearted ly support their induction!
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+14 #4 DaytonaDave 2015-03-14 00:50
Definitely belong in the Hall. High energy songs and great concerts. They were on the radio constantly in the 60s and 70s. Great American R&R band!
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+14 #3 Jim Adams 2014-07-03 14:55
Seems that the R&R HOF has the wrong vision of what the Raiders were about. The HOF needs the Raiders in. Since Mike and Drake have left us, they need to get it done before all of us our gone. When you look at the influence the Raiders had and the fact they could act, have fun and were one of the greatest show bands ever. HOF get this done.
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+20 #2 Lee Roschen 2013-08-30 01:17
Yeah, Paul Revere & The Raiders maybe had a "gimmick" with those uniforms, but their music was infectious and terrific for their time! I wholehearted ly support their induction!
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+17 #1 Barb Hirsch 2013-04-19 03:36
[They absolutely should be in the hall of fame. They put on a great show. Their songs are classics and they are very entertaining . Wish they could get nominated. Paul puts so much energy into the show and all the guys in the band are great. They have my vote!
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