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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

In the news

Lynyrd Skynyrd Sued Over Jerry Lee Lewis Photo Displayed During Farewell Tour Performances
Billboard, 2018-08-22 04:36:45
Lynyrd Skynyrd is being sued by a photographer who claims the rock band used his image of Jerry Lee Lewis in its farewell tour without proper...

Letters to Calendar: Writers on the storm in Santa Monica
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-04-27 22:15:00
Regarding “‘Killer’ Show at Forum” [April 22]: I saw the Doors at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at about the same time. Jerry Lee Lewis opened for them on that night also. Similarly, he was booed off stage. His parting words to the audience that night were “Y’all can have ...

When the Doors brought original rock bad boy Jerry Lee Lewis to the Forum in 1968
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-04-20 13:00:00
The Doors reveled in their role as rock’s new bad boys when they burst onto the pop music scene in 1966, and two years later, when they helped usher in the nascent era of arena rock with the opening of the Forum in Inglewood. They carried that idea all the ...

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