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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis, born September 29, 1935,in Ferriday, Louisiana, with a God-given talent,at an early age became a world-famous rock-and-roll star. At age 8 he sang for the first timeto an audience at ...

Jerry Lee Lewis, born September 29, 1935,
in Ferriday, Louisiana, with a God-given talent,
at an early age became a world-famous rock-
and-roll star. At age 8 he sang for the first time
to an audience at the Assembly of God Church
on Texas Avenue in Ferriday. When he was 13 he
played his first night club engagement at the
Blue Cat Club in nearby Natchez, Mississippi. By
age 22 Jerry Lee, with the help of Sam Phillips
at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, had
recorded two records with one million sales each:
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," and "Great Balls
of Fire." In 1957, he made his first television
appearance on the Steve Allen Show and later
appeared on the American Bandstand with Dick
Clark. The 1989 movie production of Jerry Lee's
stormy life, "Great Balls of Fire," revealed his
rare talent and his strong determination. Nick-
named "The Killer," Jerry Lee worked his way
back to the top of the charts with country-and-
western music after a deep fall that lasted almost
10 years. No one has ever pounded a piano to
bring an audience to such a shouting frenzy as
Jerry Lee Lewis. His legendary music lives on.

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