Then band leader and keyboard player Paul Revere, of Paul Revere and the Raiders passed away. Though the Raiders time in Portland was brief, they are forever sown into the fabric of Portland's musical heritage. The Raiders brought Pacific Northwest R&B garage grit to the masses.
Today's Record of the Day is one I frequently spin at my soul and r&b parties. It's the band's 1966 cover of Jessie Hill's New Orleans classic. RIP Linda and Paul. There's a gaping hole in Portland's soul today.