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Huey Lewis and the News

  • There is one whole chapter dedicated to Huey's band, "Huey Lewis & The News" in the Bret Easton Ellis novel, "American Psycho."
  • After graduating from high school, Huey gained acceptance to engineering school at Cornell University, but dropped out to spend a year traveling through Europe.
  • Huey appeared in Reba McEntire's "Is There Life Out There" music video as her husband.
  • Huey Lewis & The News' song, "The Power of Love" from the film, Back to the Future was nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 but lost out to Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me" from the film, White Nights.
  • Huey not only sings but also plays the harmonica.
  • Although Huey licensed "Hip to be Square" to be used in the film "American Psycho", he forbade the song to be included on the the CD soundtrack.
  • Towards the end of song "Hip to be Square", the backup singers include San Fransisco 49er stars Dwight Clark, Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana.
  • Huey successfully sued Ray Parker Jr. for plagiarizing his song "I Want A New Drug" (based over similarities Parker Jr. used in the opening theme of "Ghostbusters"). The two settled the matter out of court and agreed not to talk about it in public. However, in 2001, Huey talked about the case in public on an episode of "Behind the Music". Parker Jr. then sued Lewis for violating their agreement.
  • Huey enjoys playing golf.
  • Huey's original band name was Huey Lewis & The American Express, but had to change it to Huey Lewis & The News for legal reasons.
  • Huey was in another band called Clover. However, when they broke up, he formed Huey Lewis & The News.
  • Huey is an only child.
  • Huey's parents divorced when he was 13 years old.
  • In 1967, Huey graduated from Lawrenceville Prep, Lawrenceville, New Jersey at the age of 16.
  • Huey scored an 800 for his math SATs, a perfect score.
  • Huey has two children, daughter Kelly born in 1983; and son Austin born in 1985.
  • Huey attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California.
  • In 1984, Huey married Sidney Conroy.
  • Huey is 6' tall (1.80m).
  • Huey Lewis is the lead singer of Huey Lewis and the News.
  • Made his movie debut in a cameo appearance in Back To The Future as a judge at auditions of Marty's band.


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