Founding member, bass player, and singer for the 80’s band The Outfield, Tony Lewis died on October 19 unexpectedly in England at the age of 62. An official cause of death was not released.
Lewis’ high pitched voice can be heard on the songs “All the Love”, “Say it Isn’t So”, “Everytime You Cry”, and “Your Love”.
Seeing more success in the United States than their native United Kingdom; The Outfield’s debut album “Play Deep” went multi-platinum selling over two million copies according to the RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America.
A top 10 hit, “You Love” has been covered by numerous artists including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, B.o.B. Less than Jake, and Wyclef Jean.
Along with their debut album, Lewis and The Outfield also released “Voices of Babylon”, “Diamond Days”, “Rockeye”, “Anytime Now”, and “Replay” Lewis also released the solo album “Out of the Darkness” and “Unplugged – The Acoustic Sessions”.
He was born on December 21, 1957 in London, England. He and friend John Spinks formed the band Sirius B before founding the Baseball Boys which eventually became The Outfield.
Lewis is survived by his wife of 35 years Carol, daughter Gemma and Rosie, and three grandchildren.
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