Jerry Lee Lewis, pianist
Pianist ~ Singer

Jerry Lee Lewis

September 29, 1935, Ferriday, LA

Other people, they practice and they practice… these fingers of mine, they got brains in 'em. You don't tell them what to do, they do it. God given talent. ~ Jerry Lee Lewis

Famed for his antics at the piano, known to bang the instrument with fists, feet, head, and buttocks during concerts - he performed until public disapproval of his marriage to a thirteen-year-old third cousin sent his career into decline. He continued performing in small clubs for little money until 1968, when he decided to switch to country music. Hits like ‘What Made Milwaukee Famous’ and ‘Middle Age Crazy’ have brought Lewis back as one of country's biggest stars, though he still makes appearances in rock revue shows and likes to end his concerts with ‘Great Balls of Fire.’ ~ Musicianguide: Jerry Lee Lewis ~ retrieved September 28, 2013 © Musicianguide

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Also on September 29 ~ Gene Autry born ~ Roy Campbell Jr born 

September 29, 1962 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Booker T & The MG's, Green Onion ~ #2 (2) Nat King Cole, Ramblin' Rose ~ #1 (1) The 4 Seasons, Sherry


Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Inducted in the 1986 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ Jerry Lee Lewis is the wild man of rock and roll, embodying its most reckless and high-spirited impulses. On such piano-pounding rockers from the late Fifties as ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ and ‘Great Balls of Fire,’ Lewis combined a ferocious, boogie-style instrumental style with rowdy, uninhibited vocals. ~ 1986 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

In 2012 five Jerry Lee Lewis albums made it to #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #365 Another Place, Another Time (1969) ~ #204 Country Songs For City Folks (1965) ~ #142 When Two Worlds Collide (1980) ~ #65 Last Man Standing (2006) ~ #1 Star Club Hamburg (1964)

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