Uncovering Mark Lindsay’s musical odyssey to the Rebel Raiders and beyond

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Vocalist Mark Lindsay sheds illuminating light on working with Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, why Paul Revere and the Raiders have never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or been taken seriously as one of the best garage rock bands of the 1960s, Rick Nelson, Elvis Presley, and loads more in an exclusive comprehensive profile. Seen here is the intensely sexy cover of “Mark Lindsay: The Complete Columbia Singles,” released on March 6, 2012. Image Credit: Real Gone Music / Sony Music Entertainment
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Mark Lindsay is the living embodiment of “Life Out Loud” during an August 3, 2013, Happy Together concert stop at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Photography by Tom Leparskas / O’Brien

The Complete Mark Lindsay Interview

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Mark Lindsay, 15-year-old rockabilly singer, is destined for stardom in this 1957 candid. Lindsay says, “I left home and went down to southern Idaho to join a group called Freddy Chapman and the Idaho Playboys. Of course, I lied about my age since you couldn’t play clubs unless you were 18.” Image Credit: Mark Lindsay’s official Facebook
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Paul Revere, bassist Keith Allison, guitarist Freddy Weller, singer Mark Lindsay, and drummer Joe Correro, Jr. of Paul Revere and the Raiders experience a red phone booth on May 31, 1969, in London while touring with the Beach Boys. Image Credit: Keith Allison’s official Facebook
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The trippy cover of ‘Collage,’ the 12th studio album released by the Rebel Raiders. The heavier-sounding record, produced by Mark Lindsay and including singles “Just Seventeen” and “We Gotta All Get Together,” debuted in Billboard on April 11, 1970. Image Credit: Columbia Records
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“Just Seventeen” b/w “Sorceress with Blue Eyes,” a No. 82 POP single released by the Rebel Raiders on January 15, 1970. L to R are drummer Joe Correro, Jr., guitarist Freddy Weller, singer Mark Lindsay, bassist Keith Allison, and keyboardist Paul Revere. Image Credit: Columbia Records / 45Cat
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A still of veteran actor Glenn Ford as hardened bounty hunter “Santee,” his final starring role in a theatrical Western released in September 1973. Image Credit: AF Archive
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The Raiders, July 17, 1971: L to R are Paul Revere, bassist / guitarist Keith Allison in a futuristic shirt, lead guitarist Freddy Weller, drummer Mike “Smitty” Smith, and singer Mark Lindsay, photographed at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Photography by Jim McCrary / Getty Images
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Released on March 8, 1965 during the height of the British Invasion, presenting the single 45 cover of Rick Nelson’s “Mean Old World” b/w “When the Chips Are Down,” a moody rocker that criminally stalled at No. 96 Pop on Billboard. Image Credit: Joel Whitburn’s Record Research
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Ride him, cowboy! Still basking in the afterglow of owning his prized Circle G ranch, Elvis Presley salutes the camera during a June 1968 photo shoot for the ‘”68 Comeback Special.” Image Credit: EPSS [Elvis Photo Shoot Sessions] / NBC Universal
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Featuring Mark Lindsay’s psychedelic tennis shoes, the 2013 cover of “Life Out Loud,” the rock ’n’ roller’s first album of original material since “Video Dreams” appeared with relatively little notice in 1996. Image courtesy of Bongo Boy Records
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Two rock ’n’ roll geniuses collide during their debut songwriting collaboration: Mark Lindsay, lead singer-songwriter-producer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, meets Brian Wilson at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood during the last week of May 2013. Photography by Jeffrey Foskett / Mark Lindsay’s official Facebook
Listen to the Raiders perform “The Boys in the Band,” a hard-rocking track from the underrated “Collage” LP [March 1970]. Written and sung by Mark Lindsay, Keith Allison is on bass and rhythm guitar, Freddy Weller tackles lead guitar, and Joe Correro, Jr. pounds the drums. Video Credit: YouTube user MyMusic2Die4; Music Credit: Columbia Records

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