Huey Lewis

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  1. scooteraz

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    He’s had a better run than most, but still...
    I didn’t realize he’s been deaf in one ear since the eighties.

    Along with losing my mental acuity, that’s one of my bigger fears.
     
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    I really like Hueys music. Great 80s band themselves. I did a spoof news radio show back in the 80s and I sent it to radio stations...lol. I would start out with "Hi, this is Huey Lewis and the News!" I'm a dork, so what. :cool: Too bad for his condition but he put out some fun music.
     
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    Did not like his music AT ALL, but he always seemed like a good guy. Sad and interesting read. Hope things get better for him.
     
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    I never liked any of his music except Walking On A Thin Line, but I never would wish deafness on any musician.
    Or anyone I guess.
     
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    I liked his music and the band arrangements. Sorry for his health issues too.
     
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    I got to see Huey a few times and they always put on a great, high energy show.

    I remember at a small college show he pulled out a soprano sax and wailed on it instead of his harp. At another show the band broke into Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" and just ripped through it in killer fashion.

    Sorry for his issues but he seems to enjoy what he can.
     
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    I used to watch Huey in a church basement in San Anselmo Ca. over 50 years ago, sometimes it was with a band called Clover. I've always been a big fan of Huey Lewis watched his show a couple years i really enjoyed it.
     
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    I like Huey Lewis and the News, they did CD called Soulsville with a lot of Stax covers that I like, and l like the original stuff too. At least he is able to cope with the condition, hope it gets better for him.
     
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    I feel for the guy because I know what he’s going through. I have significant hearing loss and severe tinnitus. My hearing loss and tinnitus are a result of my years in the Navy. Exposure to jet aircraft and exposure to high levels of radiation have ruined my ears. I still play my guitars, just no longer in public.
     
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    One of San Francisco's voices of the 80's. I liked his stuff well enough. Didn't know about the hearing loss. I know how that completely sucks, though.

    I'm lucky...only one ear due to an IV antibiotic reaction. I like Montana. Would gladly move there if this Tokyo girl I'm married to could stand it.

    But she was raised in what was at the time, the most populated city on the planet. She thinks of Portland as a suburb of Seattle. And she thinks Seattle is small. She's half right.

    Montana ain't gonna happen.
     
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    Love his music. In the mid to late eighties.....it was all over the radio. The music of my youth. The man also plays a pretty mean harp. Wishing him the best, and hoping he recovers his hearing. Life can be hard, but he is staying positive, and that is what's important.
     
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    Some guys I was in the Army with played a cassette of "Sports" while we were in the field on a mountain in Germany in 1984. Played it everyday and I grew to really like it. That summer his band came to play in Germany at outdoor festivals and I saw them twice. I also saw them a couple of times after I returned to the states.
    I thought they put on a great show!

    He was on a bunch of fly fishing shows with Tom Brokaw a few years ago down in the Bahamas or someplace like that. He seemed OK.

    I'm hoping he finds a cure for his hearing problem!

    Pullin' for ya, Huey!
     
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    he had a fantastic band, The News were all fantastic musicians
     
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    can really play a harp...
     
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    When I was in my 20's I traded his album "Sports" for the Georgia Satellites CD that my friend had. One of the worst decisions I've made.
     
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    His “Power of love” planted itself in the ears of 10 yo me, and would not get out. Never followed them actively, but always liked their music every time I’d come across it. I also like him very much: looks like a funny, nice guy.

    I am sad to hear he’s having hearing troubles – having my own, I know it’s really bad for a musician or music-lover.

    I hope he comes out of it soon and well!
     
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    Thanks for sharing and best wishes to Huey. I can’t imagine not being able to listen to music. I would go nuts.

    David Pack from Ambrosia is deaf in one ear and somehow has managed a very successful career.
     
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    Huey Lewis and the News are amongst my two favorite bands of the 80’s (the Cars being the other)...everything good about the era and none of the bad.

    After reading the symptoms of Ménière’s, I wonder if that’s not what’s happening with my right ear. I often wear an earplug in that ear in a loud environment (even a dinner party or restaurant can send me up the wall)...I wear earplugs in both ears when I play amplified, even in a small low-level jam...

    It’s annoying but I don’t want to lose anything else in my hearing.

    I hope Mr. Lewis gets some relief and recovery soon...
     
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