Huey Lewis Talks About Fans Booing The Band In The Early Days

Huey Lewis Talks About Fans Booing The Band In The Early Days

Huey Lewis opens up about the early days of Huey Lewis & The News when the band opened up for the Doobie Brothers:

Huey: When we first opened for the Doobie Brothers, we got booed. Our first show, I think we had like 10 or 11 songs. As soon as a song would end, the boos would start. We learned to launch right into the next song immediately, so we didn’t give the crowd a chance to boo.

After that first show, we were despondent. It was a tough reaction. I said, “Man, that’s terrible.”

The Doobie Brothers said, “Are you kidding? You did a lot better than The Fabulous Thunderbirds. They didn’t even get through the whole set.”

I was like, “Okay, well, at least we got all 10 songs in.”

We must have done 30 dates with them and we were booed every single night.

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