Huey Lewis (born Hugh Anthony Cregg III) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the frontman for Huey Lewis & the News. After a stint in the band Clover and a gig...More
Huey Lewis (born Hugh Anthony Cregg III) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the frontman for Huey Lewis & the News. After a stint in the band Clover and a gig playing harmonica on Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous, Huey Lewis & the News was born. The group's first major success was 1982's Picture This. Featuring the track "Do You Believe in Love," the album climbed to #13 on the Billboard charts. The band's followup, Sports (1983), was a smash, hitting #1 on the charts in 1984 and going multi-platinum in 1985. The band's track "The Power of Love" was featured in Back to the Future; it would go on to become a #1 hit and receive an Academy Award nomination. The band's fourth album, Fore! was similarly successfully, reaching #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and spawning the hits "Hip to Be Square," "Jacob's Ladder," and "Stuck with You."
Over the course of his career with The News, Lewis has also contributed his skills as a harmonica player and producer to albums by Nick Lowe, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Dick Dale, and Umphrey's McGee. In 2018, Lewis was diagnosed with Ménière's disease, an ear disorder with the possibility to prevent him from being able to sing again. In spite of the diagnosis, Huey Lewis & the News are set to release their first album since 2001's Plan B on February 14, 2020. Simply called Weather, the album was recorded and produced in-house at the band's Troutfarm Studio in Marin County, CA. Featuring hints of blues, country, and R&B, Weather promises to be another success for the iconic band that has sold more than 30 million albums, won Grammys, and landed a slot on Billboard's recent Top 125 Artists of All Time list.