Jerry Lee Lewis Biography

Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist who is often known by his nickname of "The Killer" and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild man."

An early pioneer of rock and roll music, in 1956 Lewis made his first recordings at Sun Records. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. Lewis followed this when he recorded songs such as "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential". However, Lewis's rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin when he was 22.

He had little success in the charts following the scandal and his popularity quickly faded. His live performance fees plummeted from $10,000 per night to $250. In the meantime he was determined to gain back some of his popularity. During the early 1960s he didn't have much chart success with few exceptions such as "What'd I Say". His live performances at this time were increasingly wild and energetic. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Musician, Actor, Singer-songwriter
Date of Birth:
September 29, 1935 (83)
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Marriages
Jerry Lee Lewis Timeline
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