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Musical legend Jerry Lee Lewis is still going strong in his eighth decade of producing genuine rock and roll. Now, he is bringing his unmistakable brand of music to various venues in the U.S. and England.
Shows are planned for the Palladium in London, the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, and the BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York City.
His father, Elmo, had to mortgage the farm in order to purchase Jerry's first piano. His family also includes the well-known minister Jimmy Swaggart and country singing legend Mickey Gilley. His famous nickname, Killer, has been with him since childhood. At the height of his fame, Lewis's career was nearly destroyed by a scandalous marriage to his 13-year-old cousin.
Jerry Lee Lewis has one of the most storied musical careers in the world. At age 9, he started playing the piano, developing a style that was heavily influenced by traveling preachers and African American musicians. He first signed with legendary Sun Records in the fifties and went on to perform with musical greats such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. Later in his career, he collaborated with Kris Kristofferson, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson. In 1986, he was part of the first class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His latest CD, Rock & Roll Time, came out in October 2014, the same year as his critically praised biography, 'Jerry Lee Lewis -- His Own Story'.
Jerry Lee Lewis broke through to stardom in 1957 with his song 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On', which was a hit on three charts: country, R&B, and pop. During the same period, he was part of the 'Million Dollar Quartet' session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins. His wild performance style was also a significant factor in his success.
His debut album, 'Jerry Lee Lewis', featured 'Don't Be Cruel', 'High School Confidential', and 'Crazy Arms'. He followed up his debut effort with Jerry Lee's Greatest that contained the classics Great Balls of Fire', 'What'd I Say', and 'Money (That's What I Want)'. Others albums include The Return of Rock, Memphis Beat, She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye, and A Taste of Country. In recent years, he has released Mean Old Man (a duets album), Jerry Lee Lewis: Live at Third Man Records, and Rock & Roll Time.
No one has ever given a show with more energy than Jerry Lee Lewis did in his prime. His exuberant piano playing included standing up and singing while he pounded away at the keys. He also occasionally literally set his piano on fire. Now in his 80's, his physicality is reduced, but not his spirit or his piano playing. A recent performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival demonstrated that the Killer can still hold his own among current musical greats. The crowds who purchase Jerry Lee Lewis tickets are nearly mesmerised while listening to this living legend. They still get to their feet, clapping and singing along. His cheeky humour and impish grin demonstrate that the Jerry Lee Lewis of the 1950s is alive and well and still performing.
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