Country, Rock, Pop and Nostalgia are all part of entertainment at the 2012 Central Washington State Fair including one of the most popular American Rock Bands of All Time Paul Revere & the Raiders - America’s #1 Party Rock Band
Midnite Ride, their fifth studio album featured the single “Kicks” which became a U.S. Top-5 Single. “I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone” is another popular hit off the same album. The Midnite Ride album peaked at #9 on the U.S. “Billboard 200 Albums Chart” and was certified gold in the U.S. It is listed in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear before You Die” by Robert Dimery and Michael Lydon.
Paul Revere and the Raiders were Columbia Records top-selling rock group in the 1960’s. Their greatest hits album was one of two releases selected by Clive Davis to test a higher list price for albums expected to be particularly popular (the other album was Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits). Their #1 hit Indian Reservation (the Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) went on to become Columbia Records biggest-selling single for almost a decade with sales exceeding six-million.
Their song “Kicks” is ranked at #400 on the list of the “Top 500 Songs of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine. “Ups and Downs”, “Steppin’ Out”, “Good Thing”, “Hungry” “Just Like Me”, “Him or Me” are other popular songs by Paul Revere & the Raiders.
Through the years Paul Revere & the Raiders have heard their music covered by such notable artists and groups as Pat Benatar, The Sex Pistols, The Circle Jerks, Joan Jett, The Paisley Underground, Minor Threat, Sammy Hagar, The Who and many others. Among their many other accomplishments Paul Revere and the Raiders were inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010.
Paul Revere and the Raiders are scheduled to perform on the Budweiser stage, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:30pm. Other performers scheduled to appear include Craig Morgan, Rick Springfield, .38 Special, War, Theory of a Deadman and Country Legend Charlie Daniels. The 2012 Central Washington State Fair is being presented by The Yakama Nations Legends Casino.
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