Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Have a safe and festive weekend. Enjoy the holiday! And be sure to check back every day next week — Monday July 5 through Friday July 9 — for the five-part series: my exclusive in-depth feature on Paul Revere and the Raiders. It includes interviews with Mark Lindsay (vocals, sax, ponytail), Phil “Fang” Volk (bass),Jim “Harpo” Valley (guitar),  Keith Allison (guitar), Roger Hart (manager), and more! Lavishly illustrated, thanks to the kind cooperation of the aforementioned plus Gino Rossi, official Raiders photographer.

And please take a moment to remember the great musical contributions of those Raiders who have passed on, Mike “Smitty” Smith (drums) and Drake “The Kid” Levin (guitar), the latter of whom passed away one year ago on July 4 2009.

For a Raiders fix while you wait, here’s a review of the recent 3CD compilation.