This highly successful AOR band was formed in Marin County, California, USA in 1980 by ex-Clover members Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III, 5 July 1950, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, harmonica) and Sean Hopper (keyboards). They recruited guitarist and saxophonist Johnny Colla, Mario Cipollina (bass), Bill Gibson (drums) and Chris Hayes (lead guitar), all fellow performers at a regular jam session at local club Uncle Charlies. Their debut album was produced by Bill Schnee and released by Chrysalis Records, and a single from it, Do You Believe In Love reached the US Top 10 in 1982 aided by a tongue-in-cheek video. The bands easy-going rock/soul fusion reached its peak with Sports, which provided five US Top 20 hits in 1983 and 1984. Among them were the Chinn And Chapman and song Heart & Soul, The Heart Of Rock & Roll, If This Is It and I Want A New Drug. Lewis sued Ray Parker...
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