Paul Revere of The Raiders dies, aged 76

US musician died at home in Idaho on Saturday (October 4)

Paul Revere of The Raiders has died, aged 76.

The Guardian reports that the organ player’s death was confirmed by his manager, Roger Hart. Revere died at home in Idaho on Saturday (October 4). Hart stated that his client was battling cancer at the time of his death.

“He’d been quiet about it for some time,” Hart said. “Treated at the Mayo Clinic, Paul stayed on the road as long as he could, then retired recently back to Idaho, where he and his wife, Sydney, always kept a home.”

Meanwhile, a long letter posted on the official Paul Revere website, remembers him from a fan’s point of view.

Earlier this year Revere remained upbeat about his battle with the illness, posting a message on Facebook. “Even though I’ve had some health issues, nothing can stop the old man. I’m like the Energizer Bunny!”

The Raiders formed in 1963 and are perhaps best known for their 1971 hit, ‘Indian Reservation’. They also had hits with the singles ‘Good Thing’, ‘Hungry’ and anti-drugs song ‘Kicks’. Revere remained a constant in the band despite a large number of line-up changes. He performed live as part of The Raiders as recently as this year.

David Bowie and The Who both covered ‘Louie Go Home’, The Raiders quasi-sequel to Richard Berry’s ‘Louie, Louie’.