2006 – Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov’t Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization’s 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.
2003 – About 50 local anglers gather on Huey Lewis’ Stevensville, Montana property for a “fish-in,” casting their lines into a stream that the entertainer put a fence around.
2003 – Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of sex discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had ‘publicly humiliated’ her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for sex. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all […]
2001 – Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music.
1996 – Jerry lee Lewis’ white and red pinstriped devil suit is stolen from the comedian’s dressing room at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Lewis needs the costume, valued at $9,000, to play the role of Satan in the musical Damn Yankees.
1995 – A seven-hour concert with dozens of stars, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan, caps the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
1991 – Rock promoter Bill Graham dies in a helicopter crash after a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, Calif. He was 60. Among the events produced by Graham were the Live Aid concert, Amnesty International tour and US Festival. At times he managed the careers of the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and Santana.
1986 – Huey Lewis and the News sing the national anthem a cappella before a San Francisco 49ers-New York Jets football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
1986 – Jerry Lee Lewis checks into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition. Great balls of fire!
1986 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ 23-year-old wife, Kerry, announces she is pregnant. Not so unusual, except the couple are in the process of getting divorced. They decide to stay together instead. The boy is later named Jerry Lee Lewis III.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Power of Love,” Huey Lewis & the News. The millionselling single, which is featured in the hit film “Back to the Future,” is the band’s first No. 1 song.
1985 – The Power of Love (Huey Lewis & The News) was a hit.