Kool Deadwood Nites

The Deadwood Chamber of Commerce keeps that atmosphere in mind when selecting bands and entertainment for the Friday and Saturday night concerts. One of this year’s featured bands, Paul Revere and the Raiders, got their start as a straight rhythm and blues band. “As the British Invasion hit America, Paul Revere and the Raiders capitalized on the band leader’s revolutionary namesake. They began performing in bluecoat uniforms of the Revolutionary era and developed a pop sound. The band had 23 consecutive hit records, including ‘Kicks,’ ‘Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian),’ ‘Louie Louie,’ and ‘Good Things.’ The band earned high praise from Paul Schaffer, David Letterman’s musical director, who said, “Paul Revere and the Raiders is the greatest show band on earth” (Deadwood Chamber of Commerce Press Release, 2013).

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