The Heart of Rock & Roll
In West Virginia, United States
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This is the first of my Music Series caches. As a lover of music, I wanted to place some caches as a tribute to some of my favorite artists. In my opinion, I consider these to be the best of the best in the music industry.
This cache is near a shopping center right off of I-77, Exit 85.
As you drive up to this cache and anticipate making the find, get yourself pumped up by cranking up the heartbeat at the beginning of this song!!
The first in this series is entitled The Heart of Rock & Roll which is a song recorded by Huey Lewis and the News.
From wikipedia: Huey Lewis and the News are an American rock band which had a run of hit singles during the 1980s and early 1990s, eventually scoring a total of 19 top-ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Rock charts.
In 1980, the band issued their first album, a self-titled LP, Huey Lewis and the News. It went largely unnoticed. In 1982, the band released their second album, the self-produced Picture This. The album turned gold, fueled by the breakout success of the hit single "Do You Believe in Love", written by former Clover producer Mutt Lange. Largely because of the single, the album remained on the Billboard 200 album chart for 35 weeks and peaked at No. 13. The follow-up singles from Picture This, "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" and "Workin' for a Livin'", followed with limited success, though the video for "Workin' for a Livin'" received considerable airplay on MTV and HBO's Video Jukebox.
The band's third LP, the #1 Sports (1983), is one of the best-selling pop releases of all time Four singles from the album reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100: "Heart and Soul" (No. 8), "I Want a New Drug" (No. 6), "The Heart of Rock & Roll" (No. 6), and "If This Is It" (No. 6). The album has sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone. It was followed up by Fore! (1986), another #1 multi-platinum smash.
The Tower of Power, which served as the bands horn section throughout most of the 1980’s played a big part in the band’s popularity and success.
Their song "The Power of Love" was a number-one U.S. hit and featured in the 1985 film Back to the Future, for which they also recorded the theme song, "Back in Time". "The Power of Love" was nominated for an Academy Award.
Following the success of "The Power of Love" and Back to the Future, Huey Lewis and the News released Fore! in 1986. Fore! followed the success of Sports and reached number-one on the Billboard 200. The album spawned the number-one singles, "Stuck with You" and "Jacob's Ladder". Fore! is also known for the mainstream rock number-one hit "Hip to Be Square". The album had five top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified triple platinum.
The band continued to tour throughout 1987, and released Small World in 1988.
The band returned to the studio in 2010 to begin recording their first new album in nearly a decade. They are recording a Stax Records tribute album at the legendary Ardent Studios
The band continues to tour regularly, playing around 70 dates a year.
The FTF prize is an FTF pin made by Oakcoins.
CONGRATS TO AspenRiders FOR THEIR FTF!! They phoned a friend since their iphone was not getting them close enough. After borrowing my GPS, they went right to it.
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Huey Lewis and the News
Last Updated: on 5/22/2013 4:06:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:06 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum