Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis

American singer and actor
Leader of one of the most popular pop/rock bands of the '80s, inspired by '60s R&B and straight-ahead rock & roll.
BornJuly 5, 1950
HometownNew York City, New York, United States of America
Net worth$25 million
Height6'0" (1.83m)
SpouseSidney Conroy (m 1983 - 1989)
ChildrenKelly Lewis , Austin Lewis
ParentsMagda Cregg , Hugh Anthony Cregg II
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Huey Lewis on life as a deaf rock star: 'It’s like listening to the world on a blown speaker'

  • Huey Lewis is not finding lockdown particularly hard. Of course, it helps that he is a rich rock star who lives on a ranch in Montana. “I’ve got 500 acres, so I’m not too cooped up.” But the real reason is that the singer, songwriter, harmonica player and band leader has already been forced to adjust to a very different way of living. For the genial rocker who extolled The Power of Love in his 1980s glory days has gone deaf. “It’s horrible,” he admits. “It fluctuates, but when my hearing is really bad, I’m better by myself, because there’s nothing not to hear. So I read a lot of books, I do stuff outdoors. I go fly fishing. I have horses. There’s just me and my ranch manager as far as the eye can see. I was self-isolating before self-isolating became a thing.” Lewis is a charmer, and a joker, and is keen to make light of something that has clearly been extremely challenging for him. I originally spoke with him in a London hotel in February, before it was apparent just how much life was about to change for all of us. Lewis was visiting the UK to promote a new album with his much-loved band, Huey Lewis and the News. Titled Weather (a joke in honour of their multi-million selling 1983 breakthrough album, Sports - “think of things that follow the News”), it is their 10th album, and almost certainly their last. A bright, witty, blues pop confection as good as any of their earlier albums, they had been working on it, sporadically, for several years, between regular American tours. “We were in no hurry. We play a lot of shows, and we’d just wait ‘til we had a good song, cut it, and put in the can. And then my hearing collapsed.” That was in January, 2018. Lewis was about to take the stage in Dallas, when he heard what sounded like a jet engine starting up. “I knew something was wrong. I couldn’t find pitch. Everything distorted. Every note out of tune with itself. Cacophony.”

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

.com for Murder
.com for Murder
1h 36min
2002
Huey Lewis & the News: Be-Fore
Huey Lewis & the News: Be-Fore
0h 30min
1986
Duets
Duets
R
1h 52min
2000
Shadow of Doubt
Shadow of Doubt
R
1h 43min
1998

Albums

Hard at Play
Hard at Play
1991
Small World/Sports
Small World/Sports
1998
Small World
Small World
1988
Fore!
Fore!
1986
Sports
Sports
1983
Picture This
Picture This
1982
Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News
1980
Weather
Weather
2020
Collected
Collected
2017
Icon
Icon
2013
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
2006
Live [DVD]
Live [DVD]
2005
Live at 25
Live at 25
2005
Live at 25 [DVD]
Live at 25 [DVD]
2005
This Is It: The Collection
This Is It: The Collection
2004
Gold Collection
Gold Collection
2001
Collection
Collection
2000
Cruisin'
Cruisin'
2000
Greatest [Japan]
Greatest [Japan]
2000
Original Gold
Original Gold
2000
Huey Lewis & the News/Picture This
Huey Lewis & the News/Picture This
1998
Time Flies: The Best of Huey Lewis & the News
Time Flies: The Best of Huey Lewis & the News
1996
Four Chords & Several Years Ago
Four Chords & Several Years Ago
1994