Tony Lewis bio, wiki, age, family, career, early life, education, death
Tony Lewis — best known as the “Your Love” singer for the British rock band The Outfield — has died. Tony reportedly died Tuesday near his home in London. The cause of death was not revealed. The musician, songwriter, and record producer co-founded The Outfield with Alan Jackman and John Spinks. Their music roared in the 1980s with hit tracks like “Your Love,” “All The Love” and “Say It Isn’t So.”
He died “suddenly and unexpectedly” on Monday near London, according to a statement from publicist Bari Lieberman.
Lewis was born in the East End of London. He grew up in a tough, working-class neighborhood. Music served as a bright spot in his life, and his love for music started early. The radio was always on in Lewis’ home, and his first influences were classics of the 1960s. At age 9 Lewis first heard the Beatles, and he was immediately hooked by the British rock band. Later he became a big fan of T. Rex, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and other glam rock bands from the 1970s.
In secondary school Lewis took his love of music a step further, forming his first band with Alan Jackman. Lewis played bass guitar and Alan played drums. With only a three-foot guitar lead to the amplifier, Lewis was not able to sing when they performed because he could not reach the microphone.
A few years later the two joined up with guitar player John Spinks and formed a progressive rock band they called Sirius B.
In the early 1980s, the punk rock scene exploded in London, and the progressive music of Sirius B was not in demand. The band disbanded and Lewis went out on his own. He played in various local bands and clubs around London, often stepping up to the microphone to take on vocals.
He’s survived by his wife of 35 years, Carol, his 2 daughters — Gemma and Rosie — and 3 grandchildren.
Tony lewis age
He was 62.
RIP Tony Lewis of the Outfield, as per his Facebook page. "Your Love," one of the most sublime pop songs of the '80s. https://t.co/awwDpxTf7V