The success of "Too Much Talk" was assisted by a new Saturday morning TV show, Happening '68, hosted by Revere and Lindsay, that premiered in January.

Meanwhile, Lindsay continued to write and produce the Raiders' records. In the summer Keith Allison replaced Coe on the bass, the Raider lineup of Weller, Correro, and Allison presented Lindsay with a seasoned band who were often used in the studio.

The next single release in May was "Don't Take It So Hard."

During this period changes were in the air as era saw the rise of rock criticism in the forms of such magazines Crawdaddy and Rolling Stone. Lindsay now encountered the problem of having to write songs that weren't to heavy for the Raiders' fans, but not so light that they wouldn't be taken serious by the media.

Despite continuing success of the singles, the Raiders' started receiving less airplay based on who they were. An example was "We Gotta All Get Together," reached #25 on the sales based Cash Box magazine chart, but only got to #50 in Billboard, which factored airplay into its chart.

In an attempt to shed their image they changed the name of the group to simply the Raiders. The result was confusion, which probably hurt the sales of the first "Raiders" single, an uptempo rocker called "Just Seventeen," and couldn't have helped the performance of Collage, the album Lindsay was pinning his hopes on. The album was only to reach #154 on the Billboard chart.

However, the Raiders' biggest hit was yet to come. Columbia A&R man Jack Gold, noting the success of Don Fardon's recording of John Loudermilk's song "Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)" on the British Charts in the fall of 1970 suggested that the Raiders record it. The Raiders cut the song "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)" in November 1970. Indian Reservation" became the Raiders only #1 song.

By this time, the band's concert appearances had changed, revealing contrasting attitudes between Revere and Lindsay. Revere wanted to play small venues, lounges, and clubs which provided the opportunity to make the group into a tighter and more entertaining stage act. For Lindsay this was the last straw, and he left the Raiders at the start of 1975.

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Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere Today

Today, both are doing well. Lindsay has gradually returned to performing. Revere continues to tour extensively with a group of Raiders, many who have been with the band since the'70s, and he, too, is completing a new album.

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Raiders Members Today
Paul Revere, Jamie Revere, Carl Driggs, Omar Martinez, Doug Heath, Daniel Krause, and Ron Foos.

In 1988, Paul Revere and Righteous Brother Bill Medley opened the oldies dance club Kicks in Reno, Nevada.

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