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Jerry Lee Lewis


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Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S. (1954 – present)

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.) is an American and music singer, songwriter, and pianist, as well as an early pioneer of rock and roll music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Hall of Fame. His nickname is The Killer.

Like Elvis Presley, he was raised singing the Christian music of integrated southern Pentecostal churches. In 1950 he attended Southwestern Bible Institute in Texas but was expelled for misconduct, including playing rock and roll versions of in church. Pearry Green (then president of the student body) related how during a talent show Jerry played some worldly music. The next morning the Dean of the school called both Jerry and Pearry into his office to expel them both. Jerry then said that Pearry shouldn’t be expelled because “he didn’t know what I was going to do.” Years later Pearry asked Jerry: “Are you still playing the devil’s music?” Jerry replied, “Yes, I am. But you know it’s strange, the same music that they kicked me out of school for is the same kind of music they play in their churches today. The difference is, I know I am playing for the devil and they don’t.”


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  • Nakkinak

    holy shit the hamburg album is by far the best rocknroll I have ever heard

    16 Oct 5:23pm Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    same here

    17 Aug 5:46pm Reply
  • WarriorJones

    I confess that I am shouting because of the current profile image.

    25 Jun 2:24am Reply
  • damnchick

    Piano king

    7 Jun 11:31pm Reply
  • dianadesim

    one of the best rock n roll musicians. it is a shame his rocknroll career had to end like that...

    21 Feb 9:38pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    а ведь трагическая фигура, раздираемая религиозностью (традиционной для рокабилльщиков и песенками про секс) пысы. кто не пойдет на конц в Москве - тот пидор

    2 Feb 2:18pm Reply
  • blackmetalmagic

    True Rock 'n' Roll

    27 Jan 3:32pm Reply
  • MetalFinder

    Отец! Узбекам не понять.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • oldiesfanjohn

    Jerry Lee Lewis - Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg Germany/ April 5,1964 is one of the best live concerts ever. The Nashville Teens of "Tobacco Road" fame were JLL's backing band that night. It's definitely in my Top 5.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dianadesim

    love him my favorite singer of ALL TIME

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jess_white

    he's too great

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • dianadesim

    well back then i think dating young girls was pretty common. i thought marrying cousins was more of an 1800s thing though... let's just all forget about that.

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • Antonio-Jr

    so good.

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Ton87


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  • Ton87

    Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, best live album ever.

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • murmler3

    @TheDarkSide73: You seem to be a little obsessed with the 13 year old cousin..;-) But I agree totally: Elvis & Jerry Lee are Rock'n'Roll, as its best. Some others are, too. But Jerry Lee is the killer, and when I saw him live in 1981 he really deserved to be called that.

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    He married his 13 old year cousin which is very creepy but he is a great artist just the same...

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
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