Friday, October 28, 2022

RIP Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis, aka the 'Killer', a singer and songwriting pioneer of rock 'n roll, rockabilly and country music has died:

Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. He followed this with major hits "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential". 

In 1968, Lewis made a transition into country music and had hits including "Another Place, Another Time". Throughout the late 1960's and 1970's he regularly topped country-western sales charts, with 30 songs reaching the Top 10 on the 'Billboard Country and Western Chart'.

His No. 1 country hits included "To Make Love Sweeter for You", "There Must Be More to Love Than This" and "Would You Take Another Chance on Me". 

In 1989, his life was chronicled in the movie "Great Balls of Fire" followed by the album "Last Man Stranding" that became his bestselling release

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