Jerry Lee Lewis Biography
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Birthday: September 29, 1935 (Libra)
Born In: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer and pianist. Considered a pioneer of rockabilly and rock and roll music, Jerry is known for his innovative and flamboyant piano playing style and catchy, fast-paced songs. His first major hit ‘Whole LottaShakin' Goin'On’catapulted him to stardom. He followed it up with the single ‘Great Balls of Fire.’ Just as his career began to peak, he made wrong life choices that put a hold on his career. His marriage to his cousin MyraGale Brown, who was only 13 years oldat the time, resulted in an outcry in the US as well as abroad. Radio stations refused to play his songs, and he was ignored for live performances. He managed to come up with one more hit song titled ‘High School Confidential’ during this period before his career nose-dived. In the 1960s, he tried to revive his music career by becoming a country singer.He then recorded several country albums over the next few years. The singer was introduced to a new generation of music lovers through the biopic ‘Great Balls of Fire.’ In the albums ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘Mean Old Man,’ he revisited many rock, blues, and country classics along with famous admirers, such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. In 2004, ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine ranked him 24th in its ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ list.