Friday, October 10, 2014

The Madman of Rock and Roll

He was known as 'The Madman of Rock and Roll', with a unique personality and stage presence that captivated audiences for more than fifty years. He was a one of a kind performer and he wasn't even the front man of one of America's best rock and roll bands. He and his band recorded memorable songs and although members changed over the decades, Paul Revere was the man that held it together and kept the music going until failing health in his 70's prevented him from doing what he loved most – playing rock and roll for appreciative audiences, young and old.

This piece is a chapter in the new book The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories by Larry Manch. The book is available for purchase in e-book form at the Kindle Store on

Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'.

He also writes about baseball for Climbing Tal's Hill, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.

He lives in Central Texas with his wife and family.