Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBAPaul Revere, leader of sixties hitmakers Paul Revere & the Raiders, has died at his home in Idaho, his manager announced in an online post. Revere was 76.

Born Paul Revere Dick in Harvard, Nebraska, organist Revere and singer Mark Lindsay formed a band called the Downbeats, but changed their name to Paul Revere & the Raiders ahead of their first record release in 1960. Their first national hit was 1965’s “Just Like Me,” and their popularity increased when Dick Clark made them featured performers on his American Bandstand spinoff, Where the Action Is. The band left the show in ’66, but Revere and Lindsay later hosted another Clark show, Happening ’68.

By 1967, Paul Revere & the Raiders were Columbia Records’ top-selling rock band. Their hits included “Kicks,” “Hungry,” and “Him or Me — What’s It Gonna Be.”

In 1970, the band shortened their name to The Raiders in attempt to change their image. Their biggest hit during that time, “Indian Reservation,” reached #1 in 1971 and has gone on to sell six million copies. Lindsay left the band in 1975, but they continued on. Revere announced his retirement in 1976, but resurfaced in 1978 with a new lineup of Raiders. The original lineup reunited at the behest of Dick Clark in 1979 for a TV show called The Good Old Days.

Artists such as The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, The Who, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, and Pat Benatar all covered the Raiders’ music, cementing their place in rock history. The band, with a changing lineup, continued through the ’80s and ’90s and into the 2000s. Revere officially retired this past August.

Revere is survived by his wife, Sydney. Memorial services are pending, according to his manager.

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