July 05, 2007

Happy Birthday, Huey Lewis!

Born Hugh Anthony Cregg, III on this day in 1950 in San Francisco.

Not to get all socio-political about it, but I've always thought that Huey Lewis and the News managed to get a certain sound that captured the spirit of Reagan's Morning in America. (Whether this was intentional or not, I dunno. And it really doesn't matter. When you think 80's, it's more than likely that Huey and the boys are somewhere toward the top of your list of pop-culture references.)

Let's roll the tape:

YIPS from Steve-O: No connection at all between these two birthday posts. No siree!

And yes, I'll confess that I saw Huey Lewis and the Nooz play at the Hartford Coliseum on their Sports! tour, in what must have been 1984. Even drove there in a friend's Camaro. That revelation alone should bar me from higher office...

Posted by Robert at July 5, 2007 11:13 AM | TrackBack

We saw Huey twice, both times in another country. In Germany, Bruce Hornsby opened for him and it was a pretty good show. In Toronto, he was playing the amusement park circuit and it was still ok. IIRC we saw that one because my daughter picked him over Chicago for her birthday present.

Posted by: Ted at July 5, 2007 05:09 PM