Huey Lewis & The News

Genres: Comedy Drama Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
Descriptive "tags": 80s rock classic rock pop pop-rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Lyrics Wikipedia

Biography

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 Charlie’s. 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 band’s 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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