Lewis died at the age of 62.
Singer-musician Tony Lewis of the rock band The Outfield, seen at left on the 2019 compilation album “Super Hits,” died Tuesday, Oct. 20. (Columbia/Legacy)
By JIM HARRINGTON
Tony Lewis, the front man for the British rock band the Outfield, has died at the age of 62.
“It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce that Tony Lewis has unexpectedly passed away,” reads a post from Oct. 20 on Lewis’ Twitter page. “He was a beautiful soul who touched so many lives with his love, his spirit, and his music. He loved his fans dearly and enjoyed every opportunity he had when meeting all of you.-Team TL.”
It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce that Tony Lewis has unexpectedly passed away. He was a beautiful soul who touched so many lives with his love, his spirit, and his music. He loved his fans dearly and enjoyed every opportunity he had when meeting all of you.-Team TL pic.twitter.com/Wiif4Ldt8v
— Tony Lewis from The Outfield (@TonyLewisMusic) October 20, 2020
Lewis and his band are, by far, best known for the terrific hit single “Your Love,” which hailed from the 1985 album “Play Deep” and reached the top 10 in 1986.
Yet, the Outfield deserves to be remembered as more than just a one-hit wonder (and, indeed, the band did have many other songs that charted in the top 40 of both the pop and rock charts).
Thus, as our tribute to vocalist-bassist Lewis, it seemed only right to remind the public of this underrated band’s many other worthy accomplishments.
So turn up these 10 great Outfield songs not named “Your Love.” They are listed chronologically, not in terms of ranking.
1, “Say It Isn’t So” (1985)
The band’s debut single from 1985 is a finely polished slice of power-pop-rock, which hit the top 20 of the mainstream rock charts and nicely set the st. . .