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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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