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  Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee began to play piano at age eight on a Stark Upright that his parents, Elmo and Mamie Lewis mortgaged the farm to buy.
Jerry grew up listening to a variety of music; "The Louisiana Hayride" and "Grand Ole' Opry" broadcasts, 78 rpm recordings of country singers and blues men, and the inspired gospel music of the Assembly of God Church.
A creator in a world of imitators, Jerry Lee Lewis, will be remembered with Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley, as one of the true fathers of Rock and Roll.
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  Jerry Lee Lewis - MSN Encarta
Jerry Lee Lewis, born in 1935, American rock singer and pianist, known for his wild, piano-pounding performances.
Lewis also suffered a series of personal tragedies, starting in 1962 when his second son drowned in a swimming pool.
Lewis was hospitalized in 1981 after hemorrhaging from a perforated stomach ulcer and was reportedly near death.
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 Great Performances . Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live | PBS
JERRY LEE LEWIS: LAST MAN STANDING LIVE premiered during March Pledge in 2007 on PBS (check local listings).
Among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's initial group of inductees in 1986, Jerry Lee Lewis, the self-taught pianist and singer dubbed "the wild man of rock 'n' roll," also became a regular on the country-music charts beginning in the late 1960s.
Lewis' influence on country, rock 'n' roll, blues, and pop are borne out by the wide range of artists, including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kid Rock, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Don Henley, and many more, who came together to perform with and pay tribute to the singer's musical legacy in this concert special.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis Summary
Jerry Lee Lewis was one of the first inductees to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and, despite the shadows hanging over his life, the "Killer" was still performing—resolutely upbeat in body and spirit—as the twentieth century drew to its close.
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Lewis was born to the poor family of Elmo and Mamie Lewis in Ferriday, Louisiana, and began playing piano in his youth with his two cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Lee Swaggart.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis News
Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the early architects of rock 'n' roll, appears to be headed to Bluesfest this summer.
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the founders of rock 'n' roll.
Jerry Lee Lewis, a founding force in rock 'n' roll, will pound his piano and play his brand of boogie woogie rock 'n' roll and country in the Windsor...
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 Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee and marriage never seemed to mix, and on September 15, 1953, he married Jane Mitcham, 23 days before the divorce with Dorothy Barton was final.
Jerry Lee´s producers wanted him to record some pure country, and maybe achieve a major comeback in the country field.
Jerry Lee once said, "When they look back on me, I want 'em to remember me not for all my wives, although I've had a few, and certainly not for any mansions or high livin' money I made and spent.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is the wild man of rock and roll, embodying its most reckless and high-spirited impulses.
Lewis’ first influence was the country-blues sound of Jimmie Rodgers, although he also absorbed the gospel and RandB of the local fl community.
Lewis’ debut single was a rocking recasting of Ray Price’s country hit “Crazy Arms.” He followed it with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” which sold 6 million copies and went to #3, and “Great Balls of Fire,” a 5 million seller that reached #2.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis
JLL is a master of country, soul, rock 'n' roll and swing but perhaps the 2 most important styles he does are blues and gospel.
Jerry Lee's earliest influence was sparked by a piano.
Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29th, 1935 at Turtle Lake on the Calhoun Plantation...just a stone's throw from Ferriday, Louisiana.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Self-taught pianist and singer Jerry Lee Lewis is an original artist who, along with Elvis Presley,; personifies the popular cultural ethos of the 1950s when rock 'n' roll emerged and rose to popularity, but forged his own unique and uninhibited style within the genre.
The Lewis' were present, and Elmo Lewis urged the owners of the dealership to permit his 14-year-old son to sit in on piano.
Lewis also performed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem for a predominantly fl audience and was well received.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis, Mississippi musician
The legend of Jerry Lee Lewis, now 63 years old, is presented in the story of his life, including his early life, his career, and his marriages.
Lewis married Jaren Gunn in 1971, but she was found dead in a swimming pool and investigators determined that she drowned.
Jerry Lee Lewis has influenced the works of Rock ‘N Roll and will always be considered an important founder of this type of music.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis, Nov. 25, 2004
When Jerry Lee Lewis cut loose on this one, his handlers were trying to fashion a comeback for the white trash rocker who years earlier had ruined his career by marrying his 13-year-old cousin.
Clearly, there's something about Jerry Lee's basic no-goodness that adds a guilty pleasure to his music, and it's this "Star-Club" performance that shows how shimmering and electric evil can be.
Jerry makes a hum like he's setting a beat for a high school glee club...and then...and then.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis - Music Downloads - Online
Whether singing a melancholy country ballad, a lowdown blues, or a blazing rocker, Lewis' wholesale commitment to the moment brings forth performances that are totally grounded in his personality and all singularly of one piece.
Not wanting to squander Jerry Lee's gifts on the sordid world of show business, she enrolled him in a bible college in Waxahatchie, TX, secure in the knowledge that her son would now be exclusively singing his songs to the Lord.
Jerry Lee's follow-up to "Shakin'" was another defining moment for his career, as well as for rock & roll.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis : Rolling Stone
Jerry Lee Lewis is older and tougher than you.
Though he had only three Top 10 hits in the first, purely rock and roll phase of his career, many critics believe Jerry Lee Lewis was as talented a '50s rocker as Sun labelmate Elvis Presley.
Some also believe that Jerry lee Lewis could have made it just as big commercially if his piano-slamming musical style was not so relentlessly wild, his persona not so threateningly hard-edged.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis - rock and roll music at the RockSite
Jerry Lee and Myra had become involved by this time and although he had not divorced Dorothy or Jane he married for a third time.
Jerry Lee himself saw no reason to hide either fact but it outraged conservative England and his tour was cancelled and he was hounded out of the country.
Jerry Lee married again to Kerrie McCarver and she gave him a son Jerry lee III in early 1987.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis was the first performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a pioneer in the rock and roll lifestyle.
Lewis was a terrible student, who eventually dropped out of high school after bringing home a report card of straight Fs.
Lewis often referred to the Beatles as "that English band", and was jealous of the fame accorded Presley.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis Trivia - Jerry Lee Lewis Facts - Jerry Lee Lewis Notes
The only hit Lewis made during the time he was in trouble for marrying his second-cousin was a cover of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say," which Lewis recorded in 1961.
Lewis' parents had to mortgage their farm in order to buy him his first piano.
However, Presley's security was unaware that Jerry Lee would be coming, and Lewis had a gun on his dashboard, given to him by a local sheriff.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the greatest Rock and Roll musicians and piano players of all time.
Jerry Lee is known for his mixing of country and blues to create his own music.
Mamie and Elmo Lewis noticed Jerry Lee's love and talent for the piano when he was five year old, mortgaged their home, and bought him a piano.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis - The Founder of Piano Rock Music
Jerry Lee Lewis, the self-proclaimed "Killer," is a man of prodigious appetites and talent.
When Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin in 1958, his career promptly ground to a halt, leaving him to eke out a bleak existence in the honky-tonks of America.
It took 12 years of his life to fight his way back, but Lewis is nothing less than American music's consummate survivor, and his reemergence (via the county charts, with a string of smashes) was no less than his due.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis
Lewis’ personal life was always turbulent but kept from the public until a tour of Britain in 1958 when the press learned the 23-year-old star was with his third wife, Myra Gale Brown, who was also his 13-year-old second cousin.
Lewis' own erratic behaviour during the latter part of the 1970s led to his being hospitalized and near death from a bleeding ulcer.
Lewis had been invited to visit by Presley but a security guard was unaware of this.
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 Jerry Lee Lewis The Essential Jerry Lee Lewis CD
Jerry Lee was determined pretty early on that he wanted to be a musician (though for a short spell he studied to be a preacher in Waxahatchie, Texas).
Not that Lewis was worth a quarter of the sum, though he did pipe up confidently on the tapes made that day, swapping vox with the King.
Myra and Jerry Lee re-married legally and stayed together for another 12 years; but the damage was done.
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 Amazon.com: Last Man Standing - The Duets: Music: Jerry Lee Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lewis seems as committed to the lighter side of life as Johnny Cash (who gets a shout out on the case) was to the dark side.
Jerry Lee Lewis, at 71 is not only great but his voice and piano actually outshine all...
Jerry Lee, maybe there IS a reason that YOU are the "Last Man Standing." You certainly never compromised YOUR integrity as did "E," Carl, or Roy.
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 USATODAY.com - Lewis is 'Last Man Standing'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The meek demeanor all but disappears when Jerry Lee Lewis sits at a piano and channels the feral and ferocious powers that ignited rock in the '50s, when teens thrilled to (and city fathers winced at) his uninhibited Southern holler, boogie-woogie piano and flamboyant showmanship.
On a recent afternoon, the pair and an entourage are with Lewis in his hotel suite, preparing to escort him to the room of Keith Richards, the Killer's collaborator on That Kind of Fool.
Lewis' older brother was killed by a drunken driver.
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Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September, 29, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana.
As a southern boy, Lewis was brought up listening to many musical styles in a home where religion was as important as breathing.
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 The Jerry Lee Lewis Start Page [News]
Perhaps most notable is Jerry Lee¹s own television special that aired to an ecstatic audience in England in 1964 and can be seen in its entirety for the first time since the day it aired.
The release of Jerry Lee Lewis: Greatest Live Performances is the latest phase in a campaign by Time Life¹s retail division to redefine its role in the marketplace.
Jerry had a blue shirt, dark pants and shiny boots and even did a swinging 360 on the way off stage.
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 Amazon.com: The Best of Jerry Lee Lewis: Music: Jerry Lee Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jerry Lee undoubtedly is one of the finest vocalists and musicians around, and arguably the greatest living talent.
This is how country should be and that the influence of Jerry Lee does not exist in today's so-called country shows (not one JLL song was on Alan Jackson's "Under the influence" for instance, and it shows).
JLL is 67 years old now, but he can still do blues and country 100 times better than any living artist half his age and that's a guarenteed fact.
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 Official Ticketmaster site. Jerry Lee Lewis tickets, concerts and tour dates
When he broke on the national scene in 1957 with his classic "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," he was every parents' worst nightmare perfectly realized: a long, blonde-haired Southerner who played the piano and sang with uncontrolled fury and abandon, while simultaneously reveling in his own sexuality.
He was born to Elmo and Mamie Lewis on September 29, 1935.
With the Killer insisting that she accompany him on a debut tour of England, the British press got wind of the marriage and proceeded to crucify him in the press.
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