Mark Lindsay has been performing since the 1960's as a solo artist and as the lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders. The Raiders were an American band who originally formed in Idaho as The Downbeats. They got their first contract with Gardena Records in 1961 and subsequently released the single "Like, Long Hair," an instrumental that cracked the Top 40 chart. Later in the decade, Mark and the rest of the Raiders took over the charts with seventeen Top 40 hits. Songs such as "Kicks" and "Hungry" were Top 10 hits that cemented The Raiders' success and appearances on the television shows "Where The Action Is" and "Happening '68" kept Mark Lindsay in the spotlight. Mark Lindsay as a solo artist and The Raiders had consecutive recording careers with Columbia Records. Mark recently released 'The Complete Columbia Singles,' a recorded history of his A and B solo sides.
In the early 1970's, Mark sang lead on The Raiders number one hit, "Indian Reservation." He got involved with music production and produced most of the Raiders' music from "Too Much Talk" onward. Mark also had a huge hit with his solo record, "Arizona" in 1970. He left the Raiders in 1975 and worked as Head of A&R at United Artists Records until 1981. During his tenure, Mark listened to all of the demo tapes that had been sent in by songwriters. In the pile of demo tapes Mark discovered the song "I Don't Need You" that was later recorded by Kenny Rogers. After leaving United Artists Mark was a successful commercial composer and recorded film scores. He owned a restaurant named Mark Lindsay's Rock and Roll Cafe in Portland, Oregon which had his extensive rock and roll memorabilia collection on display. Sadly, the restaurant closed in 2008.
Mark continues to tour and perform live as a solo act and as a part of the Happy Together Tour with other famous musicians from the 1960's and 70's. Mark recorded a new album entitled "Life Out Loud" which was released on Bongo Boy Records. "Life Out Loud" features fourteen new songs Mark co-wrote and co-produced with Gar Francis of The Doughboys. Mark's single "Like Nothing That You've Seen" was awarded the title of 'Coolest Song In The World' by Sirius XM radio show Little Steven's Underground Garage.