Huey Lewis

Singer-songwriter + Rock Musician
Born Jul 25, 1950

Huey Lewis is an American musician, songwriter, and actor. Lewis 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. The band is perhaps best known for their third album, Sports, and their contribution to the soundtrack of the 1985 feature film Back to the Future. Lewis previously played with the band Clover from 1972 to 1979.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born on July 5, 1950.


1967 17 Years Old He attended and graduated from the Lawrenceville School, an all-male prep school in New Jersey, in 1967, and he achieved a perfect score of 800 on the math portion of the SAT. … Read More
1969 19 Years Old …  He signed up with a band called Slippery Elm, and in December 1969 during his junior year, he dropped out of Cornell and moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area. … Read More


1971 21 Years Old In 1971 Lewis joined the Bay Area band Clover. … Read More
1978 28 Years Old Under the name "Bluesy Huey Lewis", Lewis played harmonica on Thin Lizzy's 1978 landmark album Live and Dangerous. … Read More


1980 30 Years Old After a failed self-titled debut in 1980 the band finally broke through to Top 40 success with the gold album Picture This (1982). … Read More
1983 33 Years Old He married his manager's secretary, Sidney Conroy, in 1983 in Hawaii. … Read More
Lewis produced Nick Lowe's 1985 version of "I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)", and later produced several songs (including one where he sang backup and played harmonica) on Bruce Hornsby & The Range's debut album, The Way It Is. … Read More


2001 51 Years Old …  In 2001, Parker sued Lewis, alleging that in a Behind the Music episode, Lewis had discussed the settlement in violation of their nondisclosure agreement. … Read More
2005 55 Years Old Huey Lewis has sung with Umphrey's McGee at several shows beginning with the 2005 Jammy Awards and is featured on two tracks of their album Safety in Numbers.
On February 13, 2007, Lewis was interviewed on the podcast series Stuck in the 80s. … Read More
2008 58 Years Old On July 4, 2008, the eve of his 58th birthday, Huey Lewis and the News were the opening act for the annual A Capitol Fourth celebration on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. More than a half million people attended, and was broadcast live on PBS. … Read More


2011 61 Years Old On May 29, 2011, Lewis played the annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois, along with Chicago-based progressive jam band Umphrey's Mcgee. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old On April 2, 2013, Lewis appeared on the ABC television series Dancing with the Stars, where he performed "The Heart of Rock & Roll" in celebration of the 30th anniversary release of Sports and a concert tour with the News.
2015 65 Years Old On October 21, 2015, on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Huey Lewis reprised his role from Back to the Future in a segment where Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett L. Brown arrive in the time machine and talk to the host.
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