Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

About Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname 'The Killer'. An early pioneer of rock and roll music, Lewis had hits in the late 1950s with songs such as 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On', 'Breathless' and 'High School Confidential'. However, Lewis' rock 'n' roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his young cousin. He had little success in the charts following the scandal until his popularity recovered in the late 1960s after he extended his career to country and western music with songs such as 'Another Place, Another Time'. More country hits soon followed over the late 1960s and through the 1970s. Lewis's successes continued throughout the decade and he embraced his rock 'n' roll past with songs such as a cover of the Big Bopper's 'Chantilly Lace' and 'Rockin' My Life Away'.

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