Phil Volk

Phil Volk

Born Oct 25, 1945

Phil "Fang" Volk is an American musician, singer, song writer, band leader, record producer, and arranger. As the bassist of Paul Revere and the Raiders from 1965–1967, Volk appeared in over 750 television shows, 520 of which were episodes of the Dick Clark production, Where the Action Is, which aired daily from 1965 to 1967.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born in 1945.


1960 15 Years Old The first band Volk joined was called The Classics. They formed in Nampa, Idaho at Nampa H.S. Volk played guitar and did some of the lead vocals. He remained with the band from 1960-61.
1962 17 Years Old After the family moved to Boise in 1962, he joined The Chancellors with former Nampa H.S. classmate and former drummer for The Classics, Russ Bice. … Read More
1963 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1963, Volk, as a member of the Borah H.S. track team, was scheduled to run in the Idaho State Track and Field Meet. … Read More


1965 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1965, Volk received a call from Drake Levin, informing him that he should expect a call from Paul Revere, who was in need of a new bass player for his Raider line-up. … Read More
1966 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  By 1966, according to manager Hart, he was receiving as much fan mail as lead vocalist Lindsay. … Read More
In April, 1967, just a week after his older brother Captain George Francis Volk, U.S. Army, was killed in Vietnam, Volk, Levin, and Smith flew to New York from Los Angeles to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. … Read More
1969 24 Years Old …  In December 1969, Volk joined the Stone Canyon Band as Nelson's bassist, replacing Randy Meisner. … Read More


1986 41 Years Old A Broadway-style show, created by Anita Mann, called "A Blast From the Past", was Volk's next gig. It featured songs from the rock and roll era and debuted in Las Vegas in 1986, where it played until 1993. … Read More


1997 52 Years Old Volk, Levin, and Smith played several dates together following the 1997 Raider reunion, but when Smith moved to Hawaii, the group was unable to continue. … Read More


2005 60 Years Old Volk's newest group is Fang and The Gang, with whom he recorded his latest album "Fang Reveres The Raiders", released in January 2005 on Sonic Wheel Records, Volk's own label. … Read More
2011 66 Years Old It was coincidental to the message of the song that Osama bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, the same day the single was released. … Read More
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