Huey Lewis Biography
Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III) known professionally as Huey Lewis, is a Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is well known for his leading sings lead and plays harmonica for his band, Huey Lewis and the News, in addition to writing or co-writing many of the band’s songs.
Huey Lewis Age
Huey Lewis was born on 5th of July 1950 in New York City, he is 58 years old as of 2018.
Huey Lewis Family
He was born to Hugh Anthony Cregg Jr (father)., an Irish-American from Boston, Massachusetts, and his mother, Maria Magdalena Barcinski, was Polish, from Warsaw. He grew up in Marin County, California. His parents divorced when he was only 13.
Huey Lewis Wife | Children
Lewis is a married man, he got married to Sidney Conroy in Hawaii, The couple later separated after six years but they are still cordial together. The pair have two children.
Huey Lewis Education
He was enrolled at the Strawberry Point Elementary School and then did his junior high from Edna Maguire, Mill Valley. He later graduated from New Jersey’s Lawrenceville School. He was really good in studies and was accepted by Cornell University, New York. He did not take the offer immediately and went on a tour across the USA and learned to play the harmonica. He toured across Europe as well. He as well took up admission in the engineering program at Cornell University upon his return.
Huey Lewis Career
He began his career as a member of a band called ‘Clover’. Other members of the band were Alex Call, John McFree, John Ciambotti, Mitch Howie, Sean Hopper, Marcus David, and Mickey Shine. He as well used to sing and play harmonica for the band. In 1976, ‘Clover’ decided to get out of the Bay Area and take their talent to Los Angeles. The band started playing at noticeable clubs there and they were offered by Nick Lowe to go on a tour with him to the UK.
By then this time, ‘Clover’s’ music started getting popularity in the UK and their genre started getting famous by the name of ‘pub rock’. Two of their albums were produced by Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange, but they were not very successful. In 1978, the ‘Clover’ returned back from the UK to California and it disbanded. Lewis played music as ‘Huey Harp’ in Thin Lizzy’s successful album ‘Live and Dangerous’. He played at a club in California and bagged a contract with Phonogram Records.
In 1979, Lewis formed a band called ‘Huey Lewis and the American Express’. The band played a few gigs and then changed its name to ‘Huey Lewis and the News’. The band released its self-titled debut album in 1980, which failed badly. The band’s second album ‘Picture This’ was released in 1982 and it was a great success. The album was certified gold and it’s single ‘Do You Believe in Love’ became a great hit. n 1983, band’s third album ‘Sports’ was released and it soon became one of the best selling pop albums, selling around 10 million copies of the album. In 1986, the band came out with its next album ‘Fore!’ and it too was a big hit.
Around the same time, Lewis produced Nick Lowe’s ‘I Knew the Bride and did music for Bruce Hornsby & The Range’s ‘The Way It Is’. Hornsby returned Lewis favor by writing a song for his next album. During the early 90s, Lewis and his band performed for ‘The USA for Africa’ fundraiser by singing the song ‘We Are the World’. Two of their new albums were released during this time, namely, ‘Small Wonder’ and ‘Hard at Play’.
In 1994, the band released the album ‘Four Chords & Several Years Ago’. It was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of their music career. Their new recording label Elektra’s lack of promotion led to band’s commercial downfall. During the late 90s, the band recorded a hit single for the movie ‘The Power of Love’. Lewis started making appearances in the movies like ‘Short Cuts’ in which he had a substantial role and ‘Sphere’ in which he only did a cameo. In 2000, Lewis appeared in another motion picture called ‘Duets’ in which he had a big and chunky role. He starred with Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie and sang a hit single for the movie, ‘Cruisin’, with Paltrow which became a huge hit.
He earned the name ( Sacramento’s ) ‘Musician of the Year’.‘He and the News’ did an opening act for ‘A Capitol Fourth’ in Washington in 2008. It was attended by half a million people and was also broadcasted on PBS. He played in the Summer Camp Music Festival, Illinois together with the Chicago based jam band ‘Umphrey’s McGee’. In 2013, he appeared on the television series ‘Dancing with the Stars’, where he performed ‘The Heart of Rock and Roll’ in celebration of the 30th-anniversary release of the band’s third album ‘Sports’, which was released in 1983.
Huey Lewis Net Worth
Huey has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Huey Lewis Tour
Huey Lewis Songs | Albums
- 1979: Repeat When Necessary Dave Edmunds; harmonica
- 1979: The Day The Earth Caught Fire City Boy; harmonica
- 1980: Solo in Soho, Phil Lynott; harmonica
- 1985: Back to the Future Soundtrack; producer
- 1985: USA for Africa: We Are the World; harmonica, vocals, producer
- 1986: The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & the Range; harmonica, vocals, producer
- 1986: Montana Cafe Hank Williams, Jr.; duet on “You Can’t Judge a Book (By Looking at the Cover)”
- 1987: Freight Train Heart Jimmy Barnes; harmonica, background vocals
- 1988: Scenes From the Southside Bruce Hornsby & the Range; harmonica
- 1991: Live at Slim’s, Vol. 1 Joe Louis Walker; harmonica
- 1993: A Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys Asleep at the Wheel; vocals on “Ida Red” and “Hubbin’ It”
- 1994: Unknown Territory Dick Dale; harmonica
- 1995: Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles; performer on “Oh! Darling”
- 1997: Marching to Mars Sammy Hagar; harmonica on “Little White Lie”
- 1997: Kill My Brain Nick Gravenites; harmonica
- 2000: Duets soundtrack, performer on three tracks
- 2005: Wrapped Around Chicago: New Years at the Riv Umphrey’s McGee; guest performer on “Bad Is Bad”
- 2006: Safety in Numbers Umphrey’s McGee; vocals and harmonica on “Women Wine and Song” ; harmonica on “End of the Road”
- 2007: Gospel Duets with Treasured Friends Brenda Lee; performer on “Oh Happy Day”
- 2008: A Long Way from Tupelo Paul Thorn; harmonica
- 2009: Great American Soulbook Tower of Power; performer on “634-5789”
- 2014: Southbound The Doobie Brothers; performer on “Long Train Runnin'” (with Toby Keith)
- 2016: Frankie Miller’s Double Take; duet with Frankie Miller on “Way Past Midnight”
- 2016: S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul on a Mission Marc Broussard; guest performer on “These Arms Of Mine”
- 2018: King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Asleep at the Wheel; vocals on “Chug-a-Lug”
|2017||Puppy Dog Pals||Bulworth|
|2013||Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary||Narrator|
|2011||The Cleveland Show||Guy who looks like Huey Lewis|
|2010–15||Hot in Cleveland||Johnny Revere|
|2006||The King of Queens||Himself|
|2004||One Tree Hill||Jim James|
|2002||Just Shoot Me!||Gary Rosenberg|
|2002||.com for Murder||Agent Matheson|
|1998||Shadow of Doubt||Al Gordon|
|1998||Dead Husbands||Dalton Phillips|
|1996||Land of Milk & Honey|
|1993||Short Cuts||Vern Miller|
|1992||Is There Life Out There||Reba McEntire’s husband|
|1990||The Real Story of…||Scratch the Cat|
|1985||Back to the Future||Band audition judge|
Huey Lewis Hearing | Huey Lewis Deaf
Lewis was forced to cancel his slate of 2018 concerts last April after he having been was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, an inner-ear disorder. In a new interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, he says he hasn’t given up. The singer first became aware of the problem before a show, whle in a hotel room with his bandmates and suddenly everything sounded like a blur. “He looked at us and said, ‘I can’t hear a word you guys are saying,’” drummer Bill Gibson told the paper. They played the show that night anyway, but Lewis struggled through it, and the rest of the tour was canceled.
Huey Lewis Power Of Love
Huey Lewis I Want A New Drug
Huey Lewis Back To The Future
He was featured in this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.