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Tony Lewis (The Outfield) RIP

Yet more sad news in 2020, the year that just keeps on delivering...

Tony Lewis, the bassist and singer of British band The Outfield, has died unexpectedly at just 62. The cause of death is not known at this time. If you're British, you might not recognise the name, but The Outfield had several huge hits in the US and became fixtures on some radio stations and a host of 80s compilation records. They did well in Australia, too. Tony Lewis released his first solo album just a couple of years ago.



Here's The Outfield's first and biggest hit—and Tom, before you comment, I know that Tony didn't write it (but he certainly sang it).

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Old 21.10.2020, 15:33
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Re: Tony Lewis (The Outfield) RIP

As you suggest, the band name meant nothing to me, but the track you posted is indeed well known to me.
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Re: Tony Lewis (The Outfield) RIP

I remember them, actually.

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Re: Tony Lewis (The Outfield) RIP

I recognized the face and definitely know the song.
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Old 21.10.2020, 16:53
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Re: Tony Lewis (The Outfield) RIP

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I recognized the face and definitely know the song.
One of those songs that just about everybody over 50 knows, I think... an Ohrwurm, as the Germans say.

And if you listen to the lyrics, it's a cool story! Kind of Meatloaf's Paradise By The Dashboard Light meets Boston.
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Re: Tony Lewis (The Outfield) RIP

Not me, never heard of him or the song. And I'm well over 50. Still sad when anyone dies unexpectedly. RIP.
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