Paul Revere and The Raiders Just Like Me

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Paul Revere and The Raiders Just Like Me

Paul Revere and The Raiders Just Like Me

Rock Music

Paul Revere and The Raiders were one of the driving forces in 1960s Rock Music and an influential Sixties rock band. In a career spanning over five decades, they have six current and twenty-seven past members. The group was organized by leader and keyboardist Paul Revere Dick (1938-2014). The group was started in 1958 when Revere was a restaurant owner in Caldwell, Idaho and used to pick up hamburger buns from a bakery where future lead singer Mark Lindsay worked. The band they formed was called The Downbeats but in 1960 they changed their name to Paul Revere and The Raiders.

After a series of regional hits and some false starts, they were signed to Columbia Records in 1965 by legendary producer Terry Melcher. Their first Columbia release was “Just Like Me” which went to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. The song features and interesting chord pattern of C-Bb-F-G that goes through the entire song, occasionally broken by a one or two bar stop on the G chord.

Mark Lindsay’s vocal style in “Just Like Me” is powerful and engaging, and the drumming by Mike “Smitty” Smith is solid and strong. However, the highlight of the record is the groundbreaking double-tracked 16-bar guitar solo by lead guitarist Drake Levin. The song was composed by Rick Dey and Rich Brown from a band called The Wilde Knights. They were paid $5,000 plus royalties for the use of the song.

Following a string of hits, Paul Revere and The Raiders landed a regular spot on Dick Clark’s “Where The Action Is” TV show. In November 1966 the band played themselves in the Batman television episode “Hizzonner the Penguin.”

 

And here are the lyrics to “Just Like Me” by Paul Revere and The Raiders:
It’s just like me to say to you
Love me do and I’ll be true
And what I’d like for you to say
Is you’ll come home to me each day.

Now you’ll be my girl, that’s what I want
Just you sweet girl and not a front
It’s just like me to feel so blue
And fall so much in love with you.

It’s just like me, It’s just like me
I’m just your fool, that’s all I’ll be
But it’s just like you to say goodbye
And leave me all alone to cry.

It’s just like me to say to you
Love me do and I’ll be true
And what I’d like for you to say
Is that you’ll love me here each day.

It’s just like me, It’s just like me
I’m your fool, that’s how I’ll be
But it’s just like you to say goodbye
And leave me alone alone to cry.

If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by Paul Revere and The Raiders, please click here for “Kicks” and “Hungry.”

For an album of songs by Paul Revere and The Raiders, please click on the photo below:

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