Jerry Lee Lewis

Piano Rock & Roll

Cousin of Mickey Gilley, Jimmy Swaggart who were playing together in the beginning & Carl McVoy

always klick on pic’s.

Ferriday, Louisiana, USA

Born Sept. 29, 1935 (age 82 (2018))


Discography & info Jerry Lee Lewis


Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man.   A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. He followed this with "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential". However, Lewis's rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin.  He had minimal success in the charts following the scandal, and his popularity quickly eroded. His live performance fees plummeted from $10,000 per night to $250. In the meantime he was determined to gain back some of his popularity. In the early 1960s, he did not have much chart success, with few exceptions, such as a remake of Ray Charles's "What'd I Say". His live performances at this time were increasingly wild and energetic. His 1964 live album Live at the Star Club, Hamburg is regarded by music journalists and fans as one of the wildest and greatest live rock albums ever Read full text here >>> Jerry Lee Lewis

Original release SUN 371 (US) 12/1961 ; This release, re-issue on SUN 52 - Golden Treasure series [07/1979]

Money   b/w   Bonnie Bee

Bonnie Bee - 1961

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