Front Row: Huey Lewis and the News


One of the bands that not only defined the ‘80s but SURVIVED the ‘80s is the unstoppable doo-wop machine that is Huey Lewis and the News.

The gang is still packing them in these days and shows no signs of slowing down.

This time around, Soundwaves: Front Row catches Huey and the boys at the height of their popularity with this charity appearance at Slim’s in San Francisco.

Bay Area Super Promoter Bill Graham put together a series of benefit shows called “In Concert Against AIDS” to raise awareness to the onslaught of the disease. In addition to Huey and the News performing on May 23rd, Graham put together a “Day on the Green” style concert for the cause a few days later featuring The Grateful Dead, Tracy Chapman, John Fogerty, Los Lobos, Joe Satriani and Tower Of Power.

Here’s a quick interview with Bill Graham just before the start of “In Concert Against AIDS.”

Including the hits Heart of Rock ‘n Roll, Power of Love and I want a New Drug, here’s Huey Lewis and the News in all their live glory.


1. The Heart Of Rock N Roll

2. Tattoo (Giving It All Up For Love)

3. Shake Rattle N Roll

4. Lets Go Get Stoned

5. Whole Lotta Lovin / Boys Are Back In Town

6. Old Antone

7. Better Be True

8. Walking With The Kid

9. Hold What You’ve Got

10. Working In A Coal Mine

11. I Knew The Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll

12. This Is It

13. Power Of Love

14. A Couple Days Off

15. Workin For A Living

16. Happy Birthday to Bob Brown

17. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

18. Trouble In Paradise

19. Function At The Junction

20. I Want A New Drug

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