Paul Revere of Raiders rock band dies at 76

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Singer Paul Revere of rock group Paul Revere and the Raiders on his Harley motorcycle in front of the Lincoln Monument, where he performed in a concert for the Rolling Thunder protesters. (Photo by Sandy Schaeffer/Mai/Mai/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(2L) Singer Paul Revere of rock group Paul Revere and the Raiders signing autographs of his new release at Rolling Thunder protest before his concert on the steps of the Lincoln Monument. (Photo by Sandy Schaeffer/Mai/Mai/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Rock group Paul Revere and the Raiders performing at the Lincoln Monument for the annual motorcycle protest Rolling Thunder, on behalf of soldiers missing in action from past wars. (Photo by Sandy Schaeffer/Mai/Mai/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 04: Paul Revere and the Raiders perform at the Paradise Artists showcase during the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame on October 4, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 04: Paul Revere and the Raiders perform at the Paradise Artists showcase during the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame on October 4, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 04: Paul Revere and the Raiders perform at the Paradise Artists showcase during the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame on October 4, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 04: Paul Revere and the Raiders perform at the Paradise Artists showcase during the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame on October 4, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 04: Paul Revere and the Raiders perform at the Paradise Artists showcase during the International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference and Hall of Fame on October 4, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: AMERICAN BANDSTAND - 'Show Coverage' 1976 Paul Revere and the Raiders (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 22: Mark Lindsay, the lead singer for Paul Revere and the Raiders, performs during the 32nd Annual Seaside Summer concert series at Asser Levy Park, Coney Island on July 22, 2010 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 19: Paul Revere and the Raiders on THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR. Image dated January 19, 1968. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 10: Paul Revere and the Raiders perform on THE SMOTHERS BROTHER COMEDY HOUR. Image dated November 10, 1967. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Paul Revere And The Raiders (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Paul REVERE & Raiders (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Paul Revere And The Raiders (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 25: Paul Revere and the Raiders at a recording session, September 25, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
American pop group Paul Revere & the Raiders perform in matching outfits, probably on a television studio set, mid 1960s. The band includes Mark Lindsay (third left) as the vocalist and Paul Revere (right) on keyboards. (Photo by Authenticated News/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 4: Singers Donna Loren and Mark Lindsay of the rock and roll group 'Paul Revere And The Raiders' perform on the TV show 'Where The Action Is' on February 4, 1966 in Los Angeles, California . (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1967: Paul Revere & The Raiders Pose for a portrait circa 1967. (photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Paul Revere & The Raiders Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Paul Revere & The Raiders Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Paul Revere & The Raiders Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Paul Revere & The Raiders Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and Paul Revere of Paul Revere & The Raiders (Photo by R. Diamond/WireImage)
ASBURY PARK, NJ - JULY 16: Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders performs at the 2011 Happy Together Tour at Paramount Theater on July 16, 2011 in Asbury Park, NJ. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JULY 17: Photo of Paul REVERE & Raiders; posed, group shot, at Griffith Park (Photo by Jim McCrary/Redferns)
Rock group Paul Revere and the Raiders performing at the Lincoln Monument for the annual motorcycle protest Rolling Thunder, on behalf of soldiers missing in action from past wars. (Photo by Sandy Schaeffer/Mai/Mai/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Paul Revere and The Raiders perform on the TV show 'Summer Place' taped at Paradise Cove in Malibu, CA (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage)
Paul Revere (C) of Paul Revere & The Raiders performs on a Harley-Davidson inspired keyboard set (Photo by Paul Donohue/WireImage)
Nancy Sinatra (C) performs with Paul Revere (L) and Paul Revere & The Raiders (Photo by Paul Donohue/WireImage)
Rock group Paul Revere and the Raiders introducing Adrian Cronauer (R), whose experiences as an armed forces radio disc jockey during the Vietnam War inspired the film Good Morning, Vietnam. (Photo by Sandy Schaeffer/Mai/Mai/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76.

Manager Roger Hart says Revere died Saturday at his home in Idaho. No other details were provided.

Revere, born Paul Revere Dick, became known as "the madman of rock and roll" for his theatrical colonial wardrobe and infectious stage persona with the band.

The group launched its career in 1963 with a popular rendition of Richard Berry's "Louie, Louie" before releasing its own hits like "Kicks," ''Hungry" and "Good Thing." The band's biggest hit arrived in 1971 with "Indian Reservation."

Revere and the Raiders served as the house band for the Dick Clark TV show "Where the Action Is."

Revere remained a constant presence with the group for almost five decades.

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