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Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
1957


Jerry Lee Lewis
b. September 29, 1935


"The Killer"

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Jerry Lee Lewis still rockin'
LEFT: Born in America's bible belt, Jerry Lee Lewis was entranced by the barrel house pianists of Ferriday, Louisiana and channeled his religious fervor into boogie woogie — the devil's music. LEFT CENTER: In 1957 he recorded Whole Lot of Shakin and Great Balls of Fire and the floodgates were open for the "Louisiana Fireball." CENTER: With Elvis in the army in 1958, Jerry Lee was heir apparent as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll." RIGHT CENTER: On a British tour with the Treniers in 1958 Jerry Lee's marriage to his 13-year-old cousin, Myra, hit the tabloids and his career nosedived. For the next several years he played in minor venues at cut rates. RIGHT: In the late 1960s Jerry Lee, now called "The Killer," turned to God and Country music and began rebuilding his life and career. He's still rockin' in 2012.
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.Featured Sites .

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock + Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Jerry Lee Lewis - Rockabilly Hall of Fame website
Jerry Lee Lewis fan tribute website
official site

Other Recommended Sites
Jerry Lee Lewis
bio / photos

Related Sites


Hellfire
The Devil, Me, and Jerry Lee
Great Ball of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis
Rocking My
Life Away
Listening to Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis - Hellfire
The Devil, Me and Jerry Lee
Great Balls of Fire - The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis
Rocking My Life Away Listening to Jerry Lee Lewis
by Nick Tosches
1982
by Linda Gail Lewis
(Jerry's sister)
1998
by Myra Lewis, Murray Silver
(Jerry's wife of 13 years. The film was based on this book)
1989
by Jimmy Guterman
1991


.Recommended .

The Essential Sun Collection
All Killer, No Filler
The Anthology
Classic
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis - The Essential Sun Collection
Jerry Lee Lewis - All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology
Classic Jerry Lee Lewis
Recall Records
2 CDs / 36 tracks
1999
Rhino
2 CDs / 42 tracks
1993
Bear Family
8 CDs / 247 tracks
1994


.Performances .

Shindig Presents Jerry Lee Lewis
The Jerry Lee Lewis Show
London Rock & Roll Show
Jerry Lee Lewis:
Live in London
Shindig presents Jerry Lee Lewis
The Jerry Lee Lewis Show
Jerry Lee Lewis - London Rock 'n' Roll Show
Jerry Lee Lewis - Live in London
vintage 1964 footage
1993
info / order
VHS | DVD
1971 TV pilot with Jackie Wilson and Carl Perkins
1996
info / order
VHS | DVD
1972 concert with Bill Haley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis
2002
info / order
1991
info / order
VHS | DVD


Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Live
Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am
What I Am
Jerry Lee Lewis
and Friends
Jerry Lee Lewis:
The Story of Rock 'n' Roll
Jerry Lee Lewis - Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
Jerry Lee Lewis - I Am What I Am
Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends
Jerry Lee Lewis - The Story of Rock 'n' Roll
1989
info / order
VHS | DVD
1989
info / order
VHS | DVD
1989
info / order
VHS | DVD
1991
info / order


Last Man Standing
Jerry Lee Lewis: Greatest Live Performances
Fats and Friends
Jerry Lee Lewis: Killer Piano
Jerry Lee Lewis - Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
Jerry Lee Lewis - I Am What I Am
Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends
Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends
2006
info / order
VHS | DVD
2007
info / order
VHS | DVD
2007
info / order
VHS | DVD
2007
info / order
VHS | DVD


.Movies .

Jamboree
High School Confidential
Great Balls
of Fire
Jamboree featuring Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire movie about Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire movie about Jerry Lee Lewis
1957 film
17 stars performing including Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Knox, and Jimmy Bowen
1997
info / order
VHS | DVD
1958 film
info / order
VHS | DVD
1989 film bio
info / order
VHS | DVD


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Billboard ad
1957
British Tour Poster
1958
Jerry Lee Lewis ad in The Billboard - 1957


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