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Huey Lewis came to prominence in the 1980s with such ubiquitous mega-hits as “I Want a New Drug,” “The Power of Love,” and “Hip to be Square,” among so many others. But before that he was really living the life of a musical Forrest Gump. As a kid his mom took in Billy Roberts as a boarder: the guy who wrote “Hey Joe,” lived with Huey and his mom and taught Huey to play harmonica.
In this wide ranging interview he shares similar whimsical anecdotes about playing soccer with Ozzy Osbourne and the rest of Black Sabbath, going clothing shopping with Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, and politely declining an offer to play on Elvis Costello’s first album.
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