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Jerry Lee Lewis Musician Profile

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Travels From:Nashville, TN

Available For: Private Performances, Speaking Engagements, Moderated Q&A’s, Keynote Speeches, Endorsements, VIP Meet & Greets & Music Festivals

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Jerry Lee Lewis Biography

Jerry Lee Lewis was born September 29, 1935.  He is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as “rock & roll’s first great wild man.” His mother enrolled him in Southwest Bible Institute in ...

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Jerry Lee Lewis was born September 29, 1935.  He is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as “rock & roll’s first great wild man.”

His mother enrolled him in Southwest Bible Institute in Waxahachie, Texas so that he would be exclusively singing evangelical songs. But Lewis daringly played a boogie-woogie rendition of “My God Is Real” at a church assembly, which ended his association with the school the same night. Pearry Green, then president of the student body, related how during a talent show, Lewis played some “worldly” music. The next morning, the dean of the school called Lewis and Green into his office to expel them. Lewis said that Green should not be expelled because “he didn’t know what I was going to do.”

After that incident, he went home and started playing at clubs in and around Ferriday and Natchez, Mississippi, becoming part of the burgeoning new rock and roll sound and cutting his first demo recording in 1954. He traveled to Nashville about 1955, where he played in clubs and attempted to build interest, but was turned down by the Grand Ole Opry.  Recording executives in Nashville suggested he switch to playing the guitar.

In November 1956, Lewis traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to audition for Sun Records.  Lewis’s own singles on which he was billed as “Jerry Lee Lewis and his Pumping Piano” advanced his career as a soloist during 1957, with hits such as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” his biggest hit, bringing him international fame, despite criticism for the songs’ overtly sexual undertones, which prompted some radio stations to boycott them. In 2005, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

 

 

 



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