Talk:Huey Lewis

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Trent Reznor[edit]

it seems highly suspect that trent reznor is a huge fan. could this have been vandalism from some time ago? can anyone find a reference for this? a quick web search turned up nothing suggesting trent is a fan, i suggest it gets deleted. Eliz81 06:28, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

A friend of mine who is a huge Trent Reznor fan said that Huey Lewis was named among a list of "thank yous" Reznor read on stage upon accepting an award sometime last year. Not too far-fetched to believe he's a fan. Just because Reznor is in a completely different genre of music doesn't mean he likely doesn't enjoy listening to other styles. Michael24 01:34, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

This is the same guy who played harmonica in the Dave Edmunds' album Repeat When Necessary? As Hughie Lewis?

First name referents[edit]

I have no idea how or why he was referred to by his first name throughout the article, but I've changed it now to be in accordance with Wikipedia's (and the world's) policy of last names on second references in encyclopedic/professional writing. Moncrief 19:38, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

A bit too glowing and lacking references[edit]

The article practically reads as if it was written by its subject: when album sales dipped its partly because the band "chose" a lower profile; it had higher sales than it can prove because its record company stopped counting (?!?). Also, where is the sourcing for many of these contentions? Is no one can provide evidence of the $100k figure for current shows, for example, I'm taking it out. --Patchyreynolds 21:05, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

I would believe the band chose a lower profile because album sales dipped (not the other way around as stated here). Meaning, they knew their time in the spotlight had waned and weren't going to try to make "hits". --Makiwolf 11:18, 23 October 2007 (PDT)

I think what he's saying is that his audiences are becoming more selective. 203.214.128.180 06:41, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Kirk Baily[edit]

In the discouraged trivia section, it mentions that "actor Kirk Baily played an animated amusement park booth attendant in the music video for 'If This Is It'". I always that that it was John Means (aka Dr. Gonzo), a stand-up comedian from the 1980s. --Makiwolf 11:25, 23 October 2007 (PDT)

"Fan Base"[edit]

I believe the "Fan Base" section was intended as humor. I will copy it here, then delete it. If anyone seriously thinks it needs to be there in its current state, please comment and take whatever other action you deem appropriate. I will also note that skewing the interpretation of the article by using it as a source for the statement as given is rude to the developmentally disabled. Sinneed (talk) 03:39, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Do you mean that whoever addded the Fan Base section did so with humorous intent rather than in an effort to add encyclopaedic content? What do you mean by your clarification? Do you mean that the text that you removed was rude, or the use of that specific newspaper article as the reference, or the news article itself? I thought that the Bouncer article was great, but I can't decide if it's a hoax or not. If it was intended by St. Clair to be factual, despite the humorous style, then it seems to provide valid content for an article on Lewis to me.--Hjal (talk) 04:26, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Hopefully, you meant your comment to be humorous. *shrug* Sinneed (talk) 04:30, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
  • The article, while filled with (yes) many stereotypical remarks, certainly provides valid content for an article on Lewis. Using it as the sole source for the sole statement of a section titled "Fan Base"? Nope. That is just "cutesyism". Sinneed (talk) 04:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Fan base[edit]

In 2005 it was reported that Lewis has a strong following among developmentally disabled adults because of the sincerity of his songs and his good-natured stage performances.[1]

I think a trivia on his unwillingness to contribute his 'Hip to be square' song to the American Pyscho OST should be notated. 68.146.100.43 (talk) 05:45, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

POP??!![edit]

You guys are idiots. Huey Lewis is straight up pure Rock n' Roll. He is not POP. Listen to his music, this is not Britney Spears or Lady Gaga stuff, this is Rock. How dare you insult one of the most influential singers in the Rock n' Roll genre. Nardulli22 (talk) 00:26, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

HLN was 80s pop..."Pop" doesn't necessarily mean Britney Spears, in fact I thnk it's short for "Popular music"...I would never describe their sound as "Rock". "Rock & Roll", sure. IN any case, this isn't a forum about them, it's about the article. 162.136.193.1 (talk) 21:34, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

No Personal Section[edit]

Is Lewis married? Divorced? Have any kids? I remember reading somewhere years ago that his father was a jazz musician. All stuff that should go in a 'Personal' section - which is non-existent for this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.205.11.101 (talk) 18:41, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Also, I think the remarkable fact that his step-father was the eminent Beat-writer Lew Welch should be mentioned!

--Torsrthidesen (talk) 02:22, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

What an AWFUL photograph![edit]

Why do Wikipedia photos of celebrities have to be recent geriatric photos?! He was such a handsome stud, so show him in his prime! CousinJohn (talk) 14:08, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

There are two other pics on this page: [1] that can be used. --Musdan77 (talk) 21:13, 17 June 2012 (UTC)