Paul Revere & The Raiders' Drake Levin Passes At 62
July 13, 2009 at 9:01 AM (PT)
DRAKE LEVIN, lead guitarist for PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS during the quintet's hit-making prime in the mid-1960s, died SATURDAY, JULY 4th at his home in SAN FRANCISCO after a long battle with cancer, according to his longtime friend and former Raiders bandmate Phil Volk. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports he was 62.
LEVIN's four-year stint with the RAIDERS, known for its campy Revolutionary War uniforms, thigh-high black riding boots and tri-corner hats, coincided with a string of top 10 hits including "Kicks," "Hungry" and "Good Thing."