Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis (September 29, 1935 – October 28, 2022) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His best known singles were "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless", and "High School Confidential". He was honored in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2022.
Jerry Lee Lewis
|Birth name||Jerry Lee Lewis|
|Also known as||The Killer|
|Born||September 29, 1935|
Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||October 28, 2022 (aged 87)|
Nesbit, Mississippi, U.S.
|Genres||Rock and roll, country, rockabilly, blues, Honky tonk, gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, pianist|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Labels||Sun, Mercury, Sire/Warner Bros, MCA|
Like other music players who were known by many people around the same time as him Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins, Lewis sang gospel and country music before becoming well known for rock and roll. He was known for his wild style of piano playing and songs like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "Great Balls of Fire".
At a time when Lewis was very popular, people found out that his third wife, Myra Gale Brown, was a thirteen-year-old distant cousin of his. People thought this was bad. His career nearly came to an end. In the early 1960s, he made a comeback. Throughout the next two decades he suffered many personal problems, including health problems, and divorce.
- Dan Epstein, Richard Bienstock (February 27, 2014). "30 Most Embarrassing Rock-Star Arrests". Rolling Stone.
- Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock Pioneer and ‘Great Balls of Fire’ Singer, Dies at 87
- Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Too Ill' For HoF Induction, Honored By Kris Kristofferson