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Huey Lewis Biography

Huey Lewis & the News are a bar band that made good. With their simple, straightforward rock & roll, the San Francisco-based group became one of America's most popular pop/rock bands of the mid-'80s.

Huey's Live at 25 CD and DVD are out May 17th. We interrupted the Huey Lewis & The News 25th anniversay celebration to find out what Huey would put on a mixtape for ARTISTdirect!

1. "Respect" - Aretha Franklin
Simply one of the best records ever made.

2. "Ain’t No Use in Cryin" - Rance Allen
Obscure, but stunning performance from this gospel group. One of the most amazing voices ever.

3. "634-5789" - Wilson Pickett
Classic soul from a classic soul singer.

4. "She Used to Be My Girl" - O’Jays
Another classic.

5. "Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison
Great artist.

6. "Shake Rattle ‘n Roll " - Big Joe Turner
Possibly the 1st ever Rock ‘n Roll record made.

7. "Sweet Home Alabama " - Lynyrd Skynyrd
A great song, even better record.

8. "Fly Me to the Moon " - Frank Sinatra
One of many great records from the “Chairman of the Board.”

9. " Everyday People " - Sly and the Family Stone
This group almost single handedly created funk from R&B.

10. " Hallelujah, I Love Her So" - Ray Charles
Gospel music with secular words created the foundation for soul music.

Huey Lewis Bio from Discogs

Huey Lewis, (born July 5, 1950 in New York City), he sings lead vocals and plays harmonica for the San Francisco based Huey Lewis & The News, a group particularly popular during the 1980s. He also played with the band Clover from 1972 to 1978.

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