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Jerry Lee Lewis

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Biography

Lewis performing in Memphis, April 2011

Source: Wikipedia

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who is often known by his nickname of The Killer and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild man."

Fact file

  • Also known as: The Killer
  • Born: September 29, 1935 (age 79) Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
  • Genres: Rock and roll, rockabilly, country, blues, rhythm and blues, gospel
  • Occupation(s): Singer, pianist, musician, songwriter, actor
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar, drums
  • Years active: 1954–present
  • Labels: Sun, Smash, Mercury, Sire/Warner Bros, MCA
  • Website: www.jerryleelewis.com

Read more about Jerry Lee Lewis at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2020-05-13 15:00:29
I was — God, do I have to admit this? — about 13 when I first heard Little Richard. There were two people like that in 1956 or ’57: him and Jerry Lee Lewis. I watched Elvis Presley on “Ed Sullivan,” but I have a more vivid memory of the ...

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LA Times Entertainme, 2020-04-18 14:00:38
The journalist has plenty of space in Alabama, but it still gets lonesome. Luckily there's Larry McMurtry, Humphrey Bogart and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Jerry Lee Lewis Scores Mississippi Country Music Trail Marker
Billboard, 2019-12-23 07:02:50
Singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Lee Lewis has been given a Mississippi Country Music Trail marker. The 84-year-old...

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