Huey Lewis, (born Hugh Anthony Cregg III, July 5, 1950 in New York City) is a singer, musician and actor. He sings lead vocals and plays harmonica for his band Huey Lewis & The News, a rock group based in San Francisco, California that was particularly popular during the 1980s. He also played with the band Clover from 1972 to 1979.
Huey grew up in Marin County, California, and graduated from Monte Vista High in 1967 with very high SAT scores. Huey applied and was accepted by Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, In an interview with David Letterman he talked about hitchhiking across the USA to New York and how he learned to play the harmonica whilst waiting for rides. He talks about hanging out at the terminal for 3 days until he stowed away on a plane to Europe. In Europe Huey became an accomplished blues player and he hitchhiked around and supported himself by busking with his harmonica. He gave his first concerts in Europe earning enough to buy a plane ticket back to the USA.