Jerry Lee Lewis

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Tags: rockabilly rock and roll rock n roll oldies classic rock 50s rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. As a southern boy, Lewis was brought up listening to many musical styles in a home where religion was as important as breathing. In 1950, he attended a fundamentalist bible school in Waxahachie, Texas, but was expelled. The clash between the secular and the religious would govern Lewis’ life and art for the remainder of his career. He first recorded on The Louisiana Hayride in 1954 and decided that Elvis Presley’s label, Sun Records, was where he wanted to be. His distinctive version of country star Ray Price’s ‘Crazy Arms’ was his Sun debut, but it was his second...

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