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Jerry Lee Lewis

Lewis at Credicard Hall
Background information
Also known as The Killer
Born September 29, 1935 (1935-09-29) (age 74)
Origin Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Rock and roll, country, rockabilly
Occupations Singer, songwriter, pianist
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1954–present
Labels Sun, Mercury, Warner Bros, MCA
Website www.jerryleelewis.com
.Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer and pianist.^ At age 71, Jerry Lee Lewis is still the original rock 'n' roll outlaw.
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29, 1935 into a very religious family .
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis [more] .
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.An early pioneer of rock and roll music, Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.^ Recommend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame turns 25 .
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^ Lewis has made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and even has a star on Hollywood 's Walk of Fame.
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^ Recommend Postcard from the road: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts .
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.In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him number 24 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.^ In 2004, Jerry Lee Lewis was ranked #24 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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^ In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him number 24 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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^ In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No.
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[1] In 2003, they listed his box set All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology number 242 on their list of "500 greatest albums of all time".[2]

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Biography

The Jerry Lee Lewis Drive in Ferriday
.Lewis was born to the poor family of Elmo and Mamie Lewis in Ferriday in Concordia Parish in eastern Louisiana, and began playing piano in his youth with his two cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart.^ Jerry Lee married a cousin, was it Jimmy or Mickey Gilley?
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^ (Country singer Mickey Gilley is their cousin, too.
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^ "Jerry Lee Lewis married a cousin - just not Mickey Gilley or Brother Jimmy" .
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.His parents mortgaged their farm to buy him a piano.^ Lewis' parents had to mortgage their farm in order to buy him his first piano.
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^ His parents mortgaged their house to buy him a piano.
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^ His parents, though poor, took out a loan to buy him a piano, and within a year he had developed his mature style of playing.
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.Influenced by a piano-playing older cousin Carl McVoy (who later recorded with Bill Black 's Combo), the radio, and the sounds from the black juke joint across the tracks, Haney's Big House,[3] Lewis developed his own style mixing rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, gospel, and country music, as well as ideas from established "country boogie" pianists like recording artists Moon Mullican and Merrill Moore.^ Lewis developed his style early, mixing boogie-woogie, rock, gospel and rhythm and blues.
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^ Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis, sound recording: Phonogram, Inc.
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^ A visit from piano-playing older cousin Carl McVoy unlocked the secrets to the boogie-woogie styles he was hearing on the radio and across the tracks at -Haney's Big House, owned by his uncle, Lee Calhoun, and catering to blacks exclusively.
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.Soon he was playing professionally.^ Soon he was playing professionally.
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.His mother enrolled him in Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, secure in the knowledge that her son would now be exclusively singing his songs to the Lord.^ His mother enrolled him in Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahachie, Texas , secure in the knowledge that her son would now be exclusively singing his songs to the Lord.
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^ Not wanting to squander Jerry Lee’s gifts on the sordid world of show business, she enrolled him in a bible college in Waxahatchie, TX, secure in the knowledge that her son would now be exclusively singing his songs to the Lord.
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^ Not wanting to squander Jerry Lee's gifts on the sordid world of show business, she enrolled him in a bible college in Waxahatchie, TX, secure in the knowledge that her son would now be exclusively singing his songs to the Lord.
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.But Lewis daringly played a boogie woogie rendition of "My God Is Real" at a church assembly that sent him packing the same night.^ But legend has it that the he tore into a boogie-woogie rendition of "My God Is Real" at a church assembly that sent him packing the same night.
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^ But a boogie-fired “My God Is Real” got him booted after three months.
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^ But legend has it that the Killer tore into a boogie-woogie rendition of "My God Is Real" at a church assembly that sent him packing the same night.
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.Pearry Green, then president of the student body, related how during a talent show Lewis played some "worldly" music.^ Pearry Green (then president of the student body) related how during a talent show Jerry played some worldly music.
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^ Pearry Green (then president of the student body) related how during a talent show Jerry played some "worldly" music.
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^ Born September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, Lewis showed a natural talent at the piano.
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.The next morning, the dean of the school called both Lewis and Green into his office to expel them both.^ The next morning the dean of the school called both Jerry and Pearry into his office to expel them both.
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^ The next morning the Dean of the school called both Jerry and Pearry into his office to expel them both.
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^ The next year in 1990, Lewis made minor news when a new song he wrote called It Was the Wiskey Talking, Not Me was included in the soundtrack to the hit movie Dick Tracy .
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.Lewis said that Green shouldn't be expelled because "he didn't know what I was going to do."^ "I didn't know if he was going to make it or not.
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^ Jerry then said that Pearry shouldn't be expelled because "he didn't know what I was going to do."
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^ Lewis "was only going there to try to help Elvis, because Elvis told him he was depressed," Linda Gail Lewis says.
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.Years later Green asked Lewis: "Are you still playing the devil's music?"^ Are you still playing the devil’s music?
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^ Years later Pearry asked Jerry "Are you still playing the devil's music?"
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis‘ first country CD since the ’70s will be released later this year and will feature several tracks written by Kris Kristofferson.
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.Lewis replied "Yes, I am.^ Asked if he was still "The Killer" - his nickname - Lewis replied: "Yes sir.
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.But you know it's strange, the same music that they kicked me out of school for is the same kind of music they play in their churches today.^ But you know it's strange, the same music that they kicked me out of school for is the same kind of music they play in their churches today.
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^ "The same music that they kicked me out of school for is the same kind of music they play in their churches today.
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^ But you know it’s strange, the same music that they kicked me out of school for is the same kind of music they play in their churches today.
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.The difference is, I know I am playing for the devil and they don't."^ The difference is, I know I am playing for the devil and they don’t.” .
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^ The difference is, I know I am playing for the devil and they don't."
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^ Let me add that I don't know a single performer that would go back and change what they chose to do to make their mark on the world.

.After that incident, Lewis stopped performing religious music.^ At 15 he was performing professionally, drinking heavily, and admiring the music of B. B. King , who sometimes performed at the juke joint where Lewis worked.
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^ Stars Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins discuss the way that performing music affected both their personal and  Read More .
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^ When Elvis saw Jerry Lee Lewis perform, he said that, if he could play piano like that, he'd stop singing.
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.He played at clubs in and around Ferriday and Natchez, Mississippi, becoming part of the burgeoning new rock and roll sound and cutting his first demo recording in 1954. He made a trip to Nashville around 1955 where he played clubs and attempted to drum up interest, but was turned down by the Grand Ole Opry as he had been at the Louisiana Hayride country stage and radio show in Shreveport.^ Leaving religious music behind, he became a part of the burgeoning new rock and roll sound, cutting his first record in 1954 .
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^ A few country and rock 'n' roll sides were cut for Sun.
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^ What is certain is that by the time a 21-year-old Jerry Lee showed up in Memphis on the doorstep of the Sun studios, he had been thrown out of bible college; been a complete failure as a sewing-machine salesman; been turned down by most Nashville-based record companies and the Louisiana Hayride; been married twice; in jail once; and burned with the passion that he truly was the next big thing.
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.Recording executives in Nashville suggested he switch to playing a guitar.^ Elvis and the group started singing and playing together, and Phillips was smart enough to switch on the tape-recorder.
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.Lewis travelled to Memphis, Tennessee in November 1956, to audition for Sun Records.^ In 1956 Lewis headed for Memphis (financed by his father) to audition for Sam Phillips' Sun Records.
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^ He began recording for Sun Records in Memphis in 1956.
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^ In 1956, Lewis joined Sam Phillips at his Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

.Label owner Sam Phillips was away on a trip to Florida, but producer and engineer Jack Clement recorded Lewis's rendition of Ray Price's "Crazy Arms" and his own composition "End of The Road". During December 1956, Lewis began recording prolifically, both as a solo artist and as a session musician for such Sun artists as Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.^ Major single releases "Crazy Arms," Sun, 1956.

^ Two years later, at Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee , producer and engineer Jack Clement discovered and recorded Lewis for the Sun label, while owner Sam Phillips was away on a trip to Florida .
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^ At 'Sun' Jack Clements first heard and recorded Jerry lee doing a version of 'Crazy Arms'.
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.His distinctive piano playing can be heard on many tracks recorded at Sun during late 1956 and early 1957, including Carl Perkins' "Matchbox", "Your True Love", "You Can Do No Wrong", and "Put Your Cat Clothes On", and Billy Lee Riley's "Flyin' Saucers Rock'n'Roll". Until this time, rockabilly had rarely featured piano, but it proved a highly influential addition and rockabilly artists on other labels soon also started working with pianists.^ Rockabilly innovator, songwriter and one-time Sun Records recording artist Billy Lee Riley died ...
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^ Here s Jerry Lee singing Waiting for a train.This was recorded during his time at Sun records....
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^ Other Title: Jerry Lee's rock and roll revival show.
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.On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley dropped in on Phillips to pay a social visit while Perkins was in the studio cutting new tracks with Lewis backing him on piano.^ On December 4 , 1956 , Presley dropped in on Phillips to pay a social visit while Perkins was in the studio cutting new tracks with Lewis backing him on piano.
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^ Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash also began their recording careers at Sun Studios around this same time.

^ Gone before him are Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, all who recorded in Memphis," said Todd, who presented Lewis with a framed copy of the legislative resolution.
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.The three started an impromptu jam session, and Phillips left the tape running.^ The three started an impromptu jam session , and Phillips left the tapes running.
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^ At the tail end of the recording, Elvis Presley showed up, Clement turned on the tape machine, and the impromptu Million Dollar Quartet jam session ensued, with Perkins, Presley, and Lewis all having the time of their lives.
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^ At the tail end of the recording, Elvis Presley showed up, Clement turned on the tape machine, and the impromptu Million Dollar Quartet jam session ensued, with Perkins , Presley , and Lewis all having the time of their lives.
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.He later telephoned Johnny Cash and brought him in to join the others.^ He later telephoned Cash and brought him in to join the others.
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^ It was during a recording session with Perkins, that they were joined in the studio for an impromptu jam by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash .
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^ Phillips also called Johnny Cash to get him in for the photo-shoot, although he did not actually perform with the group.
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.These recordings, almost half of which were gospel songs, survived, and have been released on CD under the title Million Dollar Quartet.^ These recordings, almost half of which were gospel songs, survived, and have been released on CD under the title Million Dollar Quartet .
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^ The Complete Million Dollar Quartet Unformal recording 12/4/1956 .

^ The jam session, nicknamed the Million Dollar Quartet was recorded.
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Tracks also include Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and "Paralyzed", Chuck Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", Pat Boone's "Don't Forbid Me" and Presley doing an impersonation of Jackie Wilson (who was then with Billy Ward and the Dominoes) impersonating him on "Don't Be Cruel".
.Lewis's own singles (on which he was billed as "Jerry Lee Lewis and his Pumping Piano") advanced his career as a soloist during 1957, with hits such as "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire", his biggest hit, bringing him to national and international fame, despite criticism for the songs' overtly sexual undertones which prompted some radio stations to boycott them.^ This furore soon was great balls of fire!
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis' appearances on Shindig!

^ Great balls of fire: Jerry Lee Lewis is still kickin’ .
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.In 2005, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.^ Whole Lotta Shakin`goin`on 4.
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^ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On full track .
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^ Other visual highlights on this DVD include a crazed performance of the classic 1957 runaway hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," the song that put Jerry Lee on the map.
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.According to several first hand sources, including Johnny Cash, Lewis himself, who was devoutly Christian, was also troubled by the sinful nature of his own material, which he firmly believed was leading himself and his audience to hell.^ A younger Lewis, portrayed by Waylon Payne , was a character in the highly praised and Academy Award winning movie Walk the Line , a biopic of Johnny Cash .
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^ (AP)  Jerry Lee Lewis is releasing his first country CD since the 1970s later this year, which will feature several tracks written by Kris Kristofferson.
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^ Gone before him are Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, all who recorded in Memphis," said Todd, who presented Lewis with a framed copy of the legislative resolution.
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[4] .This aspect of Lewis's character was depicted in Waylon Payne's portrayal of Lewis in the 2005 film Walk the Line, based on Cash's autobiographies.^ A younger Lewis, portrayed by Waylon Payne , was a character in the highly praised and Academy Award winning movie Walk the Line , a biopic of Johnny Cash .
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^ The film was based on the book by Lewis' ex-wife Myra and starred Dennis Quaid as Lewis, with Winona Ryder , and Alec Baldwin .
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^ The film was based on the book by Lewis' ex-wife Myra and starred Dennis Quaid as Lewis, with Winona Ryder, and Alec Baldwin.

.Lewis would often kick the piano bench out of the way to play standing, rake his hands up and down the keyboard for dramatic accent, sit down on the keyboard and even stand on top of the instrument.^ He kicked the piano bench out of the way to play standing, raked his hands up and down the keyboard for dramatic accent, and even sat down on it.

^ He would often kick the piano bench out of the way to play standing, rake his hands up and down the keyboard for dramatic accent, and even sit down on the instrument.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ He would kick his piano stool out of the way, play the piano while standing up, dancing, making suggestive motions at the audience, flapping his tongue between lyrics.
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.His first TV appearance, in which he demonstrated some of these moves, was on The Steve Allen Show on July 28, 1957, where he played the song "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On".[5][6] He is also reputed to have set a piano on fire at the end of a live performance, in protest at being billed below Chuck Berry.^ I never set fire to a piano.
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^ In late 1957 the audiences at one of his shows stormed the stage when he set a piano on fire.
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^ The song first sold 100,000 copies in the South; after Lewis’ appearance on Steve Allen’s TV show, it sold over 6 million copies nationally.
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.His dynamic performance style can be seen in films such as High School Confidential (he sang the title song from the back of a flatbed truck), and Jamboree.^ High School Confidential full track .
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^ His frenetic performance style can be seen in films such as " High School Confidential " (he sang the title song from the back of a flatbed truck), and " Jamboree ".
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ His dynamic performing style can be viewed in films, including High School Confidential in which he sang the title song from the back of a flatbed truck and the big-budget film The Girl Can't Help It.

.He has been called "rock & roll's first great wild man" and also "rock & roll's first great eclectic."^ He has been called "rock & roll's first great wild man and also rock & roll's first great eclectic."
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ He was rock & roll's first great wild man and also rock & roll's first great eclectic.
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^ He was rock & roll 's first great wild man and also rock & roll 's first great eclectic.
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[7] .Classical composer Michael Nyman has also cited Lewis's style as the progenitor of his own aesthetic.^ Lewis mixed that up with gospel and country and started coming up with his own style.
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^ The album contained rock, rhythum and blues, traditional country and some modern piano classics done in the unique Jerry Lee Lewis style.
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[8]

Scandal

.Lewis's turbulent personal life was hidden from the public until a May 1958 British tour where Ray Berry, a news agency reporter at London Airport (the only journalist present), learned about Lewis's third wife, Myra Gale Brown.^ "Lewis' turbulent personal life was hidden from the publicoontil a May 1958 British tour where Ray Berry, a news agency reporter at London Airport (the only journalist present), learned about Lewis' third wife, Myra Gale Brown.
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^ Funny question though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis Lewis' turbulent personal life was hidden from the public until a May 1958 British tour where Ray Berry, a news agency reporter at London Airport (the only journalist present), learned about Lewis' third wife, Myra Gale Brown.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Gilley are all cousins. Jerry Lee married a cousin, was it Jimmy or 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Lewis’ personal life was always turbulent but kept from the public until a tour of Britain in 1958 when the press learned the 23-year-old star was with his third wife, Myra Gale Brown, who was also his 13-year-old cousin.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis biography - 8notes.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.8notes.com [Source type: General]

.She was Lewis's first cousin once removed and only 13 years old.^ Was he "ON" when he married his 13 year old cousin?
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Pandora Internet Radio 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.pandora.com [Source type: General]

^ What’s more, she was the singer’s first cousin once removed.
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^ His first cousin, once removed Myra Lewis was 13 years old when they married.
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.(Brown, Lewis, and his management all insisted she was 15.) Lewis was nearly 23 years old.^ Lewis was nearly 23 years old.
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^ (Brown, Lewis, and his management all insisted she was 15.
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^ Lewis’ personal life was always turbulent but kept from the public until a tour of Britain in 1958 when the press learned the 23-year-old star was with his third wife, Myra Gale Brown, who was also his 13-year-old cousin.
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.The publicity caused an uproar and the tour was cancelled after only three concerts.^ The situation caused a public uproar and the tour was cancelled after only three concerts.

^ The publicity caused an uproar and the tour was canceled after only three concerts.
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^ The publicity caused an uproar and the tour was cancelled after only three concerts.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The scandal followed Lewis home to America, and as a result, he was blacklisted from radio and almost vanished from the music scene.^ The scandal followed Lewis home to America and, as a result, he almost vanished from the music scene.

^ CLICK HERE Music Home › Music › Music News Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole lot of playin' still going on .
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^ Scandal exiled Lewis to country music in the mid '60s, and surprisingly, in such a moralistic atmosphere, he flourished.
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.Lewis felt betrayed by numerous people who had been his supporters.^ Lewis felt betrayed by numerous people who had been his supporters.
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.Dick Clark dropped him from his shows.^ Dick Clark dropped him from his shows.
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^ His next single, "Breathless," had a promotional tie-in with Dick Clark 's Saturday night Bandstand show, making it three hits in a row for the newcomer.
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^ His next single, "Breathless," had a promotional tie-in with Dick Clark’s Saturday night Bandstand show, making it three hits in a row for the newcomer.
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.Lewis even felt that Sam Phillips had sold him out when the Sun Record patriarch released "The Return of Jerry Lee," a bogus "interview" cut together by Jack Clement from excerpts of Lewis's songs, which made light of his marital and publicity problems.^ All Jerry Lee Lewis' issued legacy A. Studio recordings .

^ Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis (Koch) Koch Records   Detalles del álbum .
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^ I. CLASSIC JERRY LEE LEWIS The definitive edition of his Sun recordings 1956-1963 .

.Only Alan Freed stayed true to Jerry Lee Lewis, playing his records until Freed was removed from the air because of payola allegations.^ Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis (Koch) Koch Records   Detalles del álbum .
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis (14) .
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^ Jerry Lee is playing a game.
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.Jerry Lee Lewis was still under contract with Sun Records, and kept recording, regularly releasing singles.^ All Jerry Lee Lewis' issued legacy A. Studio recordings .

^ Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis (Koch) Koch Records   Detalles del álbum .
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^ I. CLASSIC JERRY LEE LEWIS The definitive edition of his Sun recordings 1956-1963 .

.He had gone from $10,000 a night concerts to $250 a night spots in beer joints and small clubs.^ His records were banned nationwide by radio stations and his booking price went from $10,000 a night to $250 in any honky tonk that would still have him.
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^ Virtually overnight, he went from commanding $10,000 a night to out-of-the-way gigs that paid $25.
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^ Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concert - Night 1 - Show 10/29/2009 .
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He had few friends at the time whom he felt he could trust. .It was only through Kay Martin, the president of Lewis's fan club, T. L. Meade, (aka Franz Douskey) a sometime Memphis musician and friend of Sam Phillips, and Gary Sklar, that Lewis went back to record at Sun Records.^ In 1956, Lewis joined Sam Phillips at his Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

^ The only true friend Lewis had after his career went under was friend Alan Freed who continued to play his music until he was removed form the air for his Payola problems.
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^ Two years later, at Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee , producer and engineer Jack Clement discovered and recorded Lewis for the Sun label, while owner Sam Phillips was away on a trip to Florida .
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.By this time, Phillips had built a new state-of-the-art studio at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis, thus abandoning the old Union Avenue studio where Phillips had recorded B. B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Lewis, Johnny Cash and others, and also opened a studio in Nashville.^ The musical tells the story of the 1958 meeting of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley in the Memphis studio of Sun Records.
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^ Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash also began their recording careers at Sun Studios around this same time.

^ Lewis was in the studio with Carl Perkins when they were joined by Presley and Cash for an impromptu jam session.
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.It was at the latter studio that Lewis recorded his only major hit during this period, a rendition of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" in 1961. In Europe other updated versions of "Sweet Little Sixteen" (September 1962 UK) and "Good Golly Miss Molly" (March 1963) entered the Hit Parade.^ Sweet Little Sixteen full track .
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^ Sweet Little Sixteen 18.
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^ His only hit during this period was a cover of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" in 1962.

.On popular EPs, "Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes", "I've Been Twistin'", "Money" and "Hello Josephine" also became turntable hits, especially in nascent discothèques.^ A bravura performance, with strong vocals from The Killer and plenty of his signature piano playing that almost literally defined the rock ‘n’ roll keyboard approach., Last Man Standing that, even at 70, Jerry Lee Lewis is not about to hang up his rock ‘n’ roll shoes!
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^ Back to All Killer home page Go to all Jerry Lee Lewis' rock'n'roll hits Jerry Lee's discography at eShops: © 1998-2008 Valeri Orlov .

^ This is it - rock'n'roll's version of the Rosetta stone, the Blarney stone, Stonehenge and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
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.Another recording of Lewis playing an instrumental boogie arrangement of the Glenn Miller Orchestra favorite "In the Mood," was issued on the Phillips International label under the pseudonym of "The Hawk," but disc jockeys quickly figured out the distinctive piano style, and this gambit failed.^ Things got so despondent that Sam slipped a Lewis instrumental treatment of “In The Mood” out on his Phillips International logo, under the alias of the Hawk, in 1960.
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^ Producers coaxed Lewis into trying instrumental piano tunes issued under pseudonyms, recording songs without the piano, and even playing the harpsichord .
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^ Synopsis: This lively musical comedy pays tribute to the birth of rock & roll in the late 1950s and the instrumental role played by disc jockey Alan Freed who helped bring the new sound into vogue.
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.Lewis's Sun recording contract ended in 1963 and he joined Smash Records, where he made a number of rock recordings that did not further his career.^ Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash also began their recording careers at Sun Studios around this same time.

^ Forced to look further afield, Lewis returned to Europe, where he recorded Live at the Star Club, Hamburg , the album is regarded amongst the best live rock n' roll recordings made, and stands as a testimony to his performing verve.
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^ If anyone gave Elvis a run for his money in the '50s, it was Jerry Lee Lewis--who was Sun Records proprietor Sam Phillips' next big star after Phillips sold Presley's contract to RCA in 1956.
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.His popularity recovered somewhat in Europe, especially in the UK and Germany, during the mid-1960s.^ His popularity recovered somewhat in Europe , especially in the UK and Germany during the mid 1960s .
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^ His popularity recovered somewhat in Europe, especially in the UK and Germany, in the mid 1960s, but success eluded him in the USA. After more than a decade playing rock and roll, in 1968 Lewis began focussing on country and western music with reasonable success.

.A concert album, Live at the Star Club, Hamburg (1964), recorded with The Nashville Teens, is widely considered one of the greatest live rock and roll albums ever.^ Live at the Star Club, Hamburg (44 reviews - read ) .
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^ Live at the Star Club Hamburg Mercury, 1983.

^ His 1964 album "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg" has been widely hailed as the hardest, pure rock 'n' roll ever recorded.
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[9][10][11][12][13][14] Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes: "Live at the Star Club is extraordinary, the purest, hardest rock & roll ever committed to record."[13]

Family

.Lewis has been married six times.^ You’ve been married six times, starting when you were 15.
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[15] .First to Dorothy Barton for 20 months from February 1952 to October 1953. His second marriage to Jane Mitchum was of dubious validity because it occurred 23 days before his divorce from Barton was final.^ He married a second time three weeks before he his divorce from his first wife was final.
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^ He soon abandoned her, however, and a year-and-a-half later, on September 15, 1953 , he married Jane Mitcham, twenty-three days before his divorcefrom Barton was final.

^ Thus the second marriage had been null and void, and as he was now divorced from the first wife, everything was fine and dandy!
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.They were married 4 years from September 1953 to October 1957. They had two children.^ Lewis' popularity took a dive after he married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown, in December 1957.
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^ He soon abandoned her, however, and a year-and-a-half later, on September 15, 1953 , he married Jane Mitcham, twenty-three days before his divorcefrom Barton was final.

^ With only three Bill board Top 10 hits (Elvis had thirty-eight and Fats Domino eleven), he already had two failed marriages when at twenty-two he married his thirteen-year-old cousin in 1957.

.He then married Myra Lewis in December 1957. She was his first cousin once removed, and thirteen at the time of the marriage.^ What’s more, she was the singer’s first cousin once removed.
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^ His first cousin, once removed Myra Lewis was 13 years old when they married.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Biography 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ (Lewis has been married six times.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis to be honored next Saturday in Cleveland - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

.This marriage caused a scandal which destroyed his career for a decade.^ Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career .
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^ The scandal over the marriage destroyed Lewis' promising rock career, although he later gained acceptance in country music circles.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Gilley are all cousins. Jerry Lee married a cousin, was it Jimmy or 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career| Showbiz .
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.They had two children and divorced in December 1970 after 13 years of marriage.^ The couple divorced in 1970, after 13 years of bad treatment in the press.
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^ They divorced on December 9, 1970, after 13 years of marriage.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Gilley are all cousins. Jerry Lee married a cousin, was it Jimmy or 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ December 1957 - 9 December 1970) (divorced) 2 children .
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.His fourth marriage was to Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, and ended when she drowned in the swimming pool at their home.^ Was in the process of finalizing a divorce from his fourth wife, Jaren, when she drowned in a swimming pool in 1982.
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^ In 1982, his fourth wife drowned in a swimming pool.
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^ During the 1960s , his second son, Steve Allen Lewis, had drowned in a swimming pool accident.
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.They were married for 11 years from October 1971 to August 1983, and had one child.^ He married a fourth time in October 1971 but the marriage ended two years later, after producing one child.
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^ The couple married in 1984; they have one son, Jerry Lee Lewis III. Source: CNN.com, www.cnn.com, July 18, 2003.

^ October 1971 - 8 June 1982) (her death) 1 child .
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.His fifth wife was Shawn Stephens.^ The following year with his 50th birthday coming up Jerry Lee took his fifth wife Shawn.
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This marriage ended with her death from a drug overdose. .They were married for three months, from June to August 1984. His sixth marriage was to Kerrie McCarver, with whom he had one child.^ He married a fourth time in October 1971 but the marriage ended two years later, after producing one child.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Biography 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, I'll tell you one thing, I'll never get married again if I live to be three thousand years old!"
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^ Jerry Lee married again to Kerrie McCarver and she gave him a son Jerry lee III in early 1987.
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This marriage lasted 20 years and ended in divorce in 2004.
.Lewis has had six children (two have no information known to be published).^ Jerry Lee Lewis is no stranger to turmoil and tragedies, including struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction and the deaths of two of his four children and two of his wives.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis to be honored next Saturday in Cleveland - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

^ THE JERRY LEE LEWIS I'VE KNOWN FOR 46 YEARS by Graham Knight also had some useful information.
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In 1962, his son Steve Allen Lewis drowned in a swimming pool accident when he was three, and in 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. was killed in a car accident at the age of 14. His current living children are a daughter, Phoebe Lewis, and a son, Jerry Lee Lewis III.

Later career

.In the 1960s, Lewis's attempts at a comeback as a rock and roll performer had stalled during four years with Smash Records until he began recording country ballads.^ During the next few years, he more and more rock 'n' roll.
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis on recording the Devil's music, rock 'n' roll.

^ In 1978 Lewis signed with Elektra and enjoyed some FM radio play with “Rockin’ My Life Away.” He also continued to tour, performing all the styles of his career: rock, country, gospel, blues, spirituals, and more.
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.He had already recorded a country-oriented LP for the label Country Songs for City Folks.^ The feeling of blues and gospel is carried across into his country songs as well of course and it is hard to draw the line of what style any JLL record is.

^ All Country l744 lp vg++/mint-/usa/usa pressing, previously releases as country songs for city folks/srs 67071.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis CDs, Vinyl Records, CD Singles, Used CD's and Music Albums - MusicStack.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.musicstack.com [Source type: General]

^ I recorded 'The Green Green Grass of Home' which I got from a Jerry Lee album - I had gone into a record store in NY in 1965 and asked what they had by Jerry Lee and bought an album called 'Country Songs For Country Folk' and I heard this 'The Green Green Grass of Home' and I took it home and recorded it.
  • BBC - Radio 2 - Jerry Lee Lewis 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In 1968, his single "Another Place, Another Time" became a Top 10 success and led to a string of Top Ten singles including the 1968 number-one country single "To Make Love Sweeter For You" that brought Lewis renewed stardom among country music fans, much like that which ex-rockabilly Conway Twitty began to cultivate during that same time.^ "Then in December of that year, 'To Make Love Sweeter for You' became my first pure country No.

^ The Killer, Jerry Lee, performs his 1968 Top Ten hit, Another Place, Another Time .
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^ It became a country hit for Lewis in 1970.

.His shift to country reflected the fact that he had grown up listening to the Grand Ole Opry.^ Born in Ferriday , Louisiana , he grew up listening to the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry broadcasts and gospel singing at the Assembly of God Church.

^ Conversely, he followed in Hank’s footsteps through the love and admiration he first felt as a boy in the late ‘40s listening to Williams on radio shows such as The Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ol’ Opry.

^ He first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in 1973, playing an unprecedented 50-minute set.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - rock and roll music at the RockSite 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.rocksite.info [Source type: General]

.Lewis's country hits during this period include "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out of Me)", "She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me)", "She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye", "Once More With Feeling", "There Must Be More to Love Than This", "Touching Home", "Would You Take Another Chance on Me", "Me & Bobby McGee", "Think About It, Darlin'", "Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough", and "Tell Tale Signs". Lewis's singles and albums were issued on Mercury records instead of Smash from 1970 on.^ She Even Woke Me up to Say Goodbye 8.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Songs List : OLDIES.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.oldies.com [Source type: General]

^ Browse New on eMusic Charts Audiobooks Sign up Login Jerry Lee Lewis .
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^ Tell Tale Signs 10.
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Lewis's renewed popularity encouraged Sun International Inc. to issue previously unpublished recordings dating from 1963 including "Invitation to Your Party", "One Minute Past Eternity", "I Can't Seem To Say Goodbye" and "Waiting For A Train" on singles that also did well on the country music charts in 1969/70. Lewis's successes continued throughout the decade and he eventually began to re-emphasize his rock and roll past with hits like his 1972 revival of the The Big Bopper's rock classic "Chantilly Lace" and "Drinkin' Wine Spo dee-o dee" as well as looking at middle age with the 1977 "Middle Age Crazy". In 1979, he signed with Elektra Records and had his last major country hit with 1981's "Thirty-Nine and Holding." He spent a very brief period with MCA Records in 1983 but left the label due to unspecified differences.
In 1989, a major motion picture based on his early life in rock & roll, Great Balls of Fire, brought him back into the public eye, especially when he decided to re-record all his songs for the movie soundtrack. .The film was based on the book by Lewis's ex-wife, Myra Gale Lewis, and starred Dennis Quaid as Lewis, Winona Ryder as Myra, and Alec Baldwin as Jimmy Swaggart.^ Hated his ex-wife Myra Lewis ' autobiographical book "Great Balls of Fire".
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^ At 13, Winona Ryder starred in her first film role, "Lucas" opposite Corey Haim and at age 18, she portrayed the 13-year-old child bride of Jerry Lee Lewis in the biopic "Great Balls of Fire" with Dennis Quaid.
  • Emmanuel Lewis: Then | Child Stars: Then and Now | Comcast.net 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.comcast.net [Source type: General]

^ Jerry Lee Lewis is the cousin of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and night club entrepreneur Mickey Gilley.
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.The movie focuses on Lewis's early career and his relationship with Myra, and ends with the scandal of the late 1950s.^ Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career .
  • Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career | Mail Online 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Ed C says on 29/Mar/06 I've just recently obtained a brief video for a Martin & Lewis movie promotion for one of their early movies.

^ The scandal over the marriage destroyed Lewis' promising rock career, although he later gained acceptance in country music circles.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Gilley are all cousins. Jerry Lee married a cousin, was it Jimmy or 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC askville.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.A year later, in 1990, Lewis made minor news when a new song he co-wrote called "It Was the Whiskey Talking, Not Me" was included in the soundtrack to the hit movie Dick Tracy.^ The next year in 1990, Lewis made minor news when a new song he wrote called It Was the Wiskey Talking, Not Me was included in the soundtrack to the hit movie Dick Tracy .
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Lewis will tour Brazil, Las Vegas and Europe this fall to promote his new songs and his classic hits like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” .
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Kristofferson to release new single Tuesday, country CD later this year 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

^ Before a show in New Jersey, as Kristofferson looked on, Lewis downed a bottle of whiskey and warmed up with Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson oldies.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis to be honored next Saturday in Cleveland - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

.The song can also be heard in a scene from the movie in which it is playing on the radio.^ The song can even be heard in a scene from the movie in which it is playing on the radio.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the happiest times was when I first heard Dewey Phillips playing my recording of "Crazy Arms" on the radio and telling everybody who I was.
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^ Text Play Jerry Lee Lewis artist radio Play radio station with songs similar to: .
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.The very public downfall of his cousin, television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, resulted in more adverse publicity to an already troubled family.^ The very public downfall of his cousin, television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart , resulted in more adverse publicity to an already troubled family.
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^ He appeared on the 1982 Grammy Awards telecast with his cousin Mickey Gilley; another cousin is TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart.
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis is the cousin of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and night club entrepreneur Mickey Gilley.
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.Swaggart is also a piano player, as is another cousin, country music star Mickey Gilley.^ Swaggart is also a piano player, as is another cousin, country music star Mickey Gilley .
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^ (Country singer Mickey Gilley is their cousin, too.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis to be honored next Saturday in Cleveland - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

^ He and cousins, Jimmy Lee Swaggart, (future evangelical bigwig), and Mickey Gilley, (country star to-be), would sneak into Haney’s Big House, a black club in town, where they would drink in the blues.

.All three listened to the same music when they were growing up and frequented Haney's Big House, the Ferriday club that featured black blues acts.^ He heard black blues on radio and at Haney's Big House.

^ Influenced by a piano-playing older cousin Carl McVoy, the radio, and the sounds from the African American joint across the tracks at Haney's Big House, Lewis developed his own style mixing rhythm and blues , boogie woogie , gospel , and country music .
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^ He and cousins, Jimmy Lee Swaggart, (future evangelical bigwig), and Mickey Gilley, (country star to-be), would sneak into Haney’s Big House, a black club in town, where they would drink in the blues.

Lewis and Swaggart have had a complex relationship over the years.
.Lewis's sister, Linda Gail Lewis has recorded with Jerry Lee, toured with his stage show for a time and more recently recorded with Van Morrison.^ Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis (Koch) Koch Records   Detalles del álbum .
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis (14) .
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^ Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis, sound recording: Phonogram, Inc.
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.Despite the personal problems, Lewis's musical talent is widely acknowledged.^ Despite the personal problems, Lewis' musical talent is widely acknowledged.
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^ Stars Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins discuss the way that performing music affected both their personal and  Read More .
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^ Despite the problems surrounding his private life, complicated by drink and drugs, Lewis carved a successful career in country music, with a steady stream of top thirty country albums.
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."The Killer", a nickname he's had since childhood, is known for his forceful voice and piano production on stage; he was described by fellow artist Roy Orbison as the best raw performer in the history of rock and roll music.^ Nicknamed The Killer for his forceful voice and piano production on stage, he was described by fellow artist Roy Orbison as the best raw performer in the history of rock and roll music.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Best rock and roll footage ever!
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^ Forced to look further afield, Lewis returned to Europe, where he recorded Live at the Star Club, Hamburg , the album is regarded amongst the best live rock n' roll recordings made, and stands as a testimony to his performing verve.
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.In 1986, Lewis was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.^ An early pioneer of rock and roll music, Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his [More...

^ Lewis was one of the first people inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986.
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^ He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, for he was the very first performer to be chosen for it.
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.That same year, he returned to Sun Studio in Memphis to team up with Orbison, Cash, and Perkins along with longtime admirers like John Fogerty and Ricky Nelson to create the album Class of '55, a sort of followup to the "Million Dollar Quartet" session, though in the eyes of many critics and fans, lacking the spirit of the old days at Sun.^ The jam session later became known as the “Million Dollar Quartet” session.
  • 'Elvis VS Jerry Lee Lewis' - Welcome to EIN 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.elvisinfonet.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of the sides he made as a session pianist for Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Hayden Thompson, Billy Lee Riley are also included here as well as two takes from The Million Dollar Quartet (though they were probably recorded once Perkins and Presley left) and a live take of Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On recorded at the Steve Allen Show.
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^ Robert Moog, of Moog Synthesizer fame, tells about creating electronic keyboards, and Sam Phillips of Memphis' Sun Records recounts the reverb slap that shaped the sound of rock and rollers Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

.In 1998 he toured Europe with Chuck Berry and Little Richard.^ Sweet Little Sixteen In spring 1958 Jerry Lee was forced to play second on the bill to Chuck Berry on a rock ‘n’ roll package tour.

^ Little Queenie Lewis’s sly refit of the Chuck Berry classic almost trumps the master of teen observation.

^ In addition to Berry, we are treated to interviews with Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, and  Read More .
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.On February 12, 2005, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy (which also grants the Grammy Awards).^ He received a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 2005.
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^ In the last few years, Lewis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's American Masters Award, and is in the Hall of Fame in Mississippi.
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^ In the week that Jerry Lee Lewis receives a Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 looks back on the eventful life of The Killer.
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.On September 26, 2006, a new album titled Last Man Standing was released, featuring many of rock and roll's elite as guest stars.^ Jerry Lee is the last man standing.

^ I'm very excited and focused on my new album, Last Man Standing.
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^ Rock 'n' roll suddenly had a new superstar.

.Receiving positive reviews, the album charted in four different Billboard charts, including a two week stay at number one on the Indie charts.^ Back to back records had both sides to go to number 1 – two records, four number 1 hits.

^ "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" went to number one on the country and the r&b charts, and was only held out of the top spot on the pop charts by Debbie Reynolds ' "Tammy."
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^ Though it received ess than complimentary reviews, several wonderful tracks were laid down for the recording, which quickly climbed to number15 on the album charts and won a Grammy.

.A DVD entitled Last Man Standing Live, featuring concert footage with many guest artists, was released in March 2007, and the CD achieved Jerry's 10th official gold disk for selling over half-a-million copies in the US alone.^ It went on to sell 6 million copies.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis to be honored next Saturday in Cleveland - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

^ Jerry Lee is the last man standing.

^ Last Man Standing Release Date: 9/26/06 .
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.Last Man Standing is Lewis's biggest selling album of all time.^ Jerry Lee is the last man standing.

^ Jerry Lee Lewis Last Man stand...
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^ Last Man Standing CD in 2006, is a longtime buddy of Hynde's and had been one of the many ''special guests'' rumored to appear.
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.It features contributions from Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Rod Stewart, among others.^ In 2006, to great critical acclaim, he released a new CD called Last Man Standing , featuring duets with Kid Rock, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, NeilYoung, Robbie Robertson, John Fogerty, Don Henley, Little Richard, Merle Haggard, Rod Stewart, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, Kris Kristofferson and others.
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^ On "Last Man Standing," Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, various Rolling Stones and others join forces with Lewis for a series of star-powered collaborations.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis to be honored next Saturday in Cleveland - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

^ "Last Man Standing" is chock full of superstar duets with the likes of Bruce Springsteen , Mick Jagger, George Jones, Willie Nelson , Neil Young , B.B. King , Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and a slew of others, which helped it sell nearly 200,000 copies.
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.On November 5, 2007, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio honored Jerry Lee Lewis with six days of conferences, interviews, a DVD premier and film clips, dedicated to him entitled The Life And Music of Jerry Lee Lewis.[citation needed] He is the first living artist to be so honored.^ Jerry Lee Lewis (14) .
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^ Music DVD titles featuring Jerry Lee Lewis: .
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis book Chapter 1 .
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On November 10, the week culminated with a tribute concert compered by Kris Kristofferson. Lewis was present to accept the American Music Masters Award and closed his own tribute show with a rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
On February 10, 2008, he appeared with John Fogerty and Little Richard on the 50th Grammy Awards Show, performing "Great Balls of Fire" in a medley with "Good Golly Miss Molly".
.Lewis now lives on a ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi with his family.^ Jerry Lee Lewis Live At The Star Club, Hamburg, 1964 1994 Bear Family - (import)   Crítica del álbum .
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^ The couple had two children, Steve Allen Lewis (named after the entertainer), who drowned at age three, and daughter Phoebe, who now is her father's manager and lives at his ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi.
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis Live At The Star Club, Hamburg, 1964 1994 Bear Family - (import)   Albumreview .
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.On June 4, 2008, Jerry Lee Lewis was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.^ By God, I'd just seen JERRY LEE LEWIS.   .
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis Good Rockin' Tonite 2006 Charly Records   Detalles del álbum .
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis & Jerry Lee's Greatest!
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On July 4, 2008, Jerry Lee appeared on A Capitol Fourth and performed the finale's final act with a medley of "Roll Over Beethoven", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" and "Great Balls of Fire".
.In October 2008 as part of a very successful European tour, Jerry Lee Lewis returned to the UK, almost exactly 50 years after his ill-fated first tour that saw the scandal with Myra (see above).^ Jerry Lee Lewis album .
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^ More Jerry Lee Lewis downloads .
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^ Jerry Lee Lewis to work with the Stones again.
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.He appeared at two London shows: a special private show at the 100 Club on October 25 and at the London Forum on October 28 with Wanda Jackson and his sister, Linda Gail Lewis.^ Jackson - (with Linda Gail Lewis) 13.
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^ Also scheduled to appear are Lewis' sister Linda Gail Lewis and his cousin, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis to be honored next Saturday in Cleveland - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson - (featuring Linda Gail Lewis) 2.
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[20]
.2010 will see a new CD album and DVD release as Jerry continues his career.^ News about Jerry Lee Lewis continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis News - Topix 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ Charts News New Releases Live Please make sure javascript is enabled in your browser artist Jerry Lee Lewis Biography & Awards .
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^ JERRY LEE LEWIS A Set Of 2 Press Packs: 1979-1980 (US press packs for the albums Jerry Lee Lewis and When Two Worlds Collide, released in 1979 and 1980 respectively.
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.2009 also marks the sixtieth year since Jerry Lee's first public performance when he performed "“Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" at a car dealership on November 19, 1949 in Ferriday Louisiana.^ Drinking wine spoo dee o dee 3.
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^ "I sat in with a band at the Ford dealership in Ferriday, Louisiana, and sang 'Drinking Wine Spo- Dee O'Dee.'

^ Jerry Lee paid homage to his country roots when he cut "Drinking Wine Spo-Dee O'Dee" in 1973.

[citation needed]
.In August 2009, in advance of his new album, a single entitled "Mean Old Man" was released for download.^ Mean Old Man (single) .
  • Amazon.com: Jerry Lee Lewis: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The album, entitled Last Man Standing , is set for release on September 26, 2006 [ 3 ].
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm very excited and focused on my new album, Last Man Standing.
  • Proust Questionnaire: Jerry Lee Lewis | vanityfair.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

It was written by Kris Kristofferson. An EP featuring this song and four more was also released on amazon.com on November 11.
.On October 29, 2009, Lewis opened the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.^ Rock royalty tips its cap to the 1960s at Hall of Fame concert in New York .
  • Jerry Lee Lewis News - Topix 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ EXCLUSIVE* Musician Jerry Lee Lewis attends the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...
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^ EXCLUSIVE* Jerry Lee Lewis attends the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert at...
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Discography

Hits and awards

.Between 1957 and 2006, the date of his latest release "Last Man Standing", 47 singles plus 22 albums (The Session counted as 2 albums) made the Top Twenty Pop, Jukebox, Rock, Indie and/or Country charts in USA or UK. Fourteen reached the number 1 position.^ All Country Release Date: 1/1/69 .
  • Jerry Lee Lewis | Album Discography and Track Listings | MTV 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Country Hits Release Date: 1/1/69 .
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^ Country Style Release Date: 1/1/71 .
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.He's had ten official gold disks, the latest being for the 2006 album 'Last Man Standing', plus unofficial ones issued by his record company Mercury for albums which sold over a quarter of a million copies.^ The album, entitled Last Man Standing , is set for release on September 26, 2006 [ 3 ].
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Jerry Lee is the last man standing.

^ The song first sold 100,000 copies in the South; after Lewis’ appearance on Steve Allen’s TV show, it sold over 6 million copies nationally.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at All About Jazz 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.allaboutjazz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His 2006 duets CD Last Man Standing has sold over half a million worldwide, his biggest selling album ever.^ Recording of December 2006: Last Man Standing (Dec '06) .
  • Jerry Lee Lewis Forum - Topix 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ The album, entitled Last Man Standing , is set for release on September 26, 2006 [ 3 ].
  • Jerry Lee Lewis at AllExperts 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Jerry Lee is the last man standing.

.Jerry Lee Lewis is also among the Top 50 all-time Billboard Country artists.^ Jerry Lee Lewis (14) .
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^ Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis, sound recording: Phonogram, Inc.
  • Let's put it back together again. Jerry Lee's rock and roll revival show. Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis, sound recording: Phonogram, Inc - song, music - Copyright Info 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all time great icons of popular music.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - rock and roll music at the RockSite 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.rocksite.info [Source type: General]

.It is also rumored that the soundtrack album to the movie, Great Balls Of Fire, has now sold over a million copies.^ Great Ball of Fire (Disc 01) 2.
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^ Great Balls of Fire (Disc 01) 2.
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^ Great Balls of Fire 31.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Songs List : OLDIES.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.oldies.com [Source type: General]

.The original Sun cut of "Great Balls of Fire" was elected to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, and Jerry's Sun recording of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" received this honor in 1999. Only recordings which are at least 25 years old and have left a lasting impression can receive this honor.^ Listening now to Great Balls of Fire .
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^ 'Whole Lotta Shakin' was followed by 'Great Balls Of Fire' - and Jerry Lee's place in modern music history was assured.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - rock and roll music at the RockSite 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.rocksite.info [Source type: General]

^ Great Balls of Fire full track .
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.Along with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison, Jerry received a Grammy in the spoken word category for the very rare album of interviews released with some early copies of the The Class of 55 album in 1986. On February 12, 2005, Jerry received the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award the day before the Recording Academy's main Grammy Awards ceremony, which he also attended, picture below.^ In 1986, he reunited with other former Sun recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Roy Orbison in the old Sun studios in Me mphis to record Class of ’55 ( Me mphis Rock & Roll Homecoming) .

^ Jerry Lee Lewis on his Grammy award.
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^ The Marriage Ref will air beginning Sunday, February 28 on NBC. 10+ pictures inside of Jerry Seinfeld and wife Jessica at the NBC winter press tour… .
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.On October 10, 2007, Jerry received the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame's American Music Masters Award.^ Jerry Lee Lewis - rock and roll music at the RockSite .
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^ In 1986, JERRY LEE was unanimously voted the FIRST ARTIST to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Book Jerry Lee Lewis For Concerts and Events Worldwide - Entertainment Booking Agency. 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC onlinetalent.com [Source type: General]

^ Eighteen hours after the first night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary bash ended with Bruce Springsteen leading an all-star chorus through " Higher and Higher," the second night commenced with Jerry Lee Lewis doing a solo rendition of "Great Balls of Fire."
  • Jerry Lee Lewis News - Topix 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

Compositions by Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis has written or co-written several songs during his career:
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  • End of the Road, 1956 - this is indeed an original song and not the same as Irving Berlin's song (that inspired it) as the lyrics and melody are totally different apart from the refrain "the way is dark and the night is long" (which Lewis turns around) and "Waiting at the end of the road".
  • Jerry's Boogie (a.k.a.^ Variant title: Lewis boogie Copyright Claimant: Jerry Lee Lewis (A) Names: Jerry Lee Lewis (32 documents) example document: Country class.
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    ^ In January 1957, he recorded a new song, the self-penned "End of the Road."
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    ^ Jerry Lee and Elmo returned to Ferriday but Jerry Lee was back in the studio within the month to record Crazy Arms and End of the Road .

    .'Black Bottom Stomp'), 1956 - was previously recorded as Black Bottom Stomp by Jelly Roll Morton but Jerry Lee's rendition is his own and changes a lot of the old song.
  • Lewis Boogie, 1956
  • Pumpin' Piano Rock, 1957
  • All Night Long, 1957
  • High School Confidential, 1958
  • Live & Let Live, 1958 - sometimes credited to Jerry Lee, but this actually was recorded by Bill Monroe, Moon Mullican, Sullivan & Wiley, and Jimmie Davis before.
  • Memory Of You, 1958
  • Hello, Hello Baby, 1958
  • Baby, Baby, Bye Bye, 1960
  • Lewis Workout, 1960
  • Whole Lotta Twistin' Goin' On, 1962
  • He Took It Like A Man, 1963
  • Baby, Hold Me Close, 1965
  • My Baby Don't Love No One But Me, 1965
  • Rockin' Jerry Lee, 1966
  • What A Heck Of A Mess, 1966
  • Lincoln Limousine, 1966 (controversial for its unsympathetic account of the Kennedy assassination)
  • Alvin, 1970
  • Pilot Baby, 1980s
  • Crown Victoria Custom '51, 1995
  • New Orleans Boogie (Jerry Lee's Boogie), 1952
  • Blues Like Midnight, 1980s-2000s - a 12 bar blues often done by Jerry Lee in concert.^ Rockin My Live Away 29.
    • Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Songs List : OLDIES.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.oldies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ High School Confidential 19.
    • Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Songs List : OLDIES.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.oldies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Pumpin' Piano Rock 12.
    • Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Songs List : OLDIES.com 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.oldies.com [Source type: General]

    .It is sometimes entirely based around Jimmie Rodgers verses but not recorded by Rodgers in this form.^ He grew up listening to gospel and Jimmie Rodgers records.

    ^ You can see that original songs like "Hello hello baby" were influenced by records as diverse as Johnny Temple's "Louise Louise blues" and Jimmie Rodgers' "TB Blues".

    On other versions, Lewis adds in original verses as well.

Footnotes

  1. ^ "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939214/the_immortals_the_first_fifty. 
  2. ^ All Killer, No Filler! Rolling Stone Magazine online. (November 1, 2003). Accessed September 30, 2007.
  3. ^ Natchez Under The Hill Saloon - Natchez Mississippi
  4. ^ Johnny Cash, Cash: The Autobiography, 1997, p. 98.
  5. ^ Jerry Lee Lewis – Greatest Live Performances of the '50s, '60s and '70s – DVD, 2007.
  6. ^ "The Steve Allen Show" (1956-1957) (Retrieved on January 31, 2008)
  7. ^ AllMusic review: Live at the Star Club
  8. ^ Andrew Ford. "Jerry Lee Lewis Plays Mozart." Composer to Composer London: Quartet Books, 1993. pp 192-195, p 194
  9. ^ Peter Checksfield, "Jerry Lee Lewis. The Greatest Live Show on Earth", Record Collector, #188 - April 1995, p. 79.
  10. ^ Milo Miles, Album review of Live at the Star Club, Hamburg. Rolling Stone, #899/900 - July 2002, p.112.
  11. ^ Q Magazine, #1, 2002, p.59.
  12. ^ Mojo, 3/01/04, p.52.
  13. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Album Review: "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg" at Allmusic.
  14. ^ Steven Stoulder, Editorial review of "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg" at Amazon.com.
  15. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507350/bio
  16. ^ Rob Patterson, "Jerry Lee Lewis: 'The Killer' Keeps Comin' Back", at BMI / MusicWorld, December 22, 2006.
  17. ^ Jerry Lee Lewis FAQ - Nesbit Ranch
  18. ^ Jerry Lee Lewis
  19. ^ Jerry Lee Lewis Home, Nesbit, Mississippi - Backroads of American Music
  20. ^ [1], official London Rock 'n' Roll Festival website.

References

  • Bonomo, Joe (2009). .Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found.^ CD1 - THE KILLER ROCKS Jerry Lee Lewis was born just outside Ferriday, Louisiana on September 29th, 1935 into a farming family.

    ^ Billings Great Falls Missoula See all Montana Jerry Lee Lewis Impersonators .
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    ^ Jerry Lee Lewis News - Topix Local News: Houston, TX .
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    .New York: Continuum Books. 
  • Tosches, Nick (1982).^ Jerry Lewis in Person , New York, 1982.
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    ^ In 1982 Nick Tosches wrote the Jerry lee Biography entitled'Hellfire'.
    • Jerry Lee Lewis - rock and roll music at the RockSite 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.rocksite.info [Source type: General]

    Hellfire. New York: Grove Press. 
  • Gutterman, Jimmy (1991). .Rockin' My Life Away: Listening to Jerry Lee Lewis.^ Rockin My Live Away 29.
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    ^ By the age of 21, JERRY LEE had remarried and had a son, JERRY LEE LEWIS, JR. (now deceased).
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    ^ People just like you make Jerry Lee Lewis News on Topix better every day.
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    Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press.
     
  • Gutterman, Jimmy (1993). .The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler.^ Fayetteville Fort Smith Little Rock See all Arkansas Jerry Lewis Impersonators .
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    ^ People just like you make Jerry Lee Lewis News on Topix better every day.
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    ^ Number of similar titles: 18 Variant title: The Jerry Lewis show : no.
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    Rhino Records.
     
  • Silver, Murray (1981). .Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis.^ By the age of 21, JERRY LEE had remarried and had a son, JERRY LEE LEWIS, JR. (now deceased).
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    ^ Superman IV (Australia: TV title) Ahava Tzeira (1987) (performer: "Great Balls of Fire") ...
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    ^ Jerry Lee Lewis & Jerry Lee's Greatest!
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    • Swapa CD: Jerry Lee Lewis's Bio/Biography & List of Albums & Songs 23 January 2010 9:20 UTC www.swapacd.com [Source type: General]

    William Morrow/Quill/St. Martin's Press.
     
  • Whitburn, Joel (1985). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 

External links and sources


Simple English

[[File:|thumb|Jerry Lee Lewis performing in 2006]] Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American musician. He was born in Ferriday, Louisiana and is a cousin of Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. Like other music players who were known by many people around the same time as him Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins, he sang gospel and country music before becoming well-known for rock and roll. He was known for his wild style of piano playing and songs like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "Great Balls of Fire".

Lewis got a career boost, when he performed on The Steve Allen Show. His first son was named Steve Allen Lewis, as a tribute.

At a time when Lewis was very popular, people found out that his third wife, Myra Gale Brown, was a thirteen-year-old distant cousin of his. People thought this was bad, and his career nearly came to an end. In the early 1960s, he made a comeback, but throughout the next two decades (groups of ten years) he suffered many personal problems, including health problems, divorce, people saying that he abused drugs and had murdered an ex-wife, and the death of two sons.

Even though he has had problems, he is still active and people think of him as an icon and pioneer of popular music. A 1989 movie, Great Balls of Fire, starring Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder, is about his life.


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