Huey Lewis and The News have been rock stars for three decades. 2009 marked the groupís 30th anniversary. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, their contagious straight-ahead rock ní roll has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, playing to millions of fans and earning them their place on the pop history map.
Huey Lewis and the News is an American pop/rock band based in San Francisco, California. They had a run of hit singles during the 1980s and early 1990s, eventually scoring a total of 19 top-ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Rock charts. Their greatest success was in the 1980s with the number-one album, Sports, coupled with a series of highly successful MTV videos. Their worldwide fame expanded when the song "The Power of Love" was featured as a key track in the film Back to the Future (in which Lewis had a cameo appearance), became a number-one hit, and nominated for an Academy Award. The News combined a rock (and sometimes, a "blues-rock") backing with soul and doo-wop-influenced harmony vocals and Lewis' voice.