Massive 49ers fan No. 9: Huey Lewis
From one music icon to another, we have to go back a little way for this one, and the older generations of 49ers fans will certainly appreciate it.
Rock and roll icons Huey Lewis and the News were as big as it got during the 1980s, and it doesn’t take a Niners historian to recall the fact that was the decade of dominance for all things red and gold.
While Lewis is originally from New York, he relocated to the Bay Area when he was young and quickly embraced San Francisco as his own.
But his fandom certainly didn’t stop there.
In case you missed the hit documentary, Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure, you might not know the fact the 49ers essentially adopted Lewis as a member of their own. Not only did Montana make cameo vocal appearances on Huey Lewis and the News’ hit song, “I Know What I Want,” but Montana, legendary wide receiver Dwight Clark and others also became part of the band, too.
Seriously, check it out:
If Huey Lewis and the News dominated the charts in the 1980s, and the Niners were the team of that decade, it’s impossible to not include the band on this list.