|Jerry Lee Lewis|
|Birth name||Jerry Lee Lewis|
|Born||September 29, 1935|
|Origin||Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Genre(s)||Rock and Roll|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Pianist|
|Years active||1954 – Present|
|Label(s)||Sun Records, Mercury Records, Warner Bros. Records, MCA Records|
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter and pianist. Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ferriday is a Town in Concordia Parish in eastern Louisiana, United States. The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of Rock and roll music and emerged in the early 1950s A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Events Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity, 1953 resuscitating his singing The present is the Time that is perceived directly not as a recollection or a speculation In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sun Records was a Record label based in Memphis, Tennessee, starting operations on March 27 1952. Mercury Records is a Record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the Island Def Jam Music Group in the US and are both subsidiaries of Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. MCA Records was an American -based record company owned by MCA Inc Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra An early pioneer of rock and roll music, Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) The Rockabilly Hall of Fame was established on March 21, 1997 to present early Rock and roll history and information relative to the artists and personalities In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #24 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published . In 2003, they listed his box set All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology #242 on their list of "500 greatest albums of all time". All Killer No Filler The Anthology (also called The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology All Killer No Filler!) is a 1993 Box set collecting 
Lewis was born to the poor family of Elmo and Mamie Lewis in Ferriday, Louisiana, and began playing piano in his youth with his two cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. Ferriday is a Town in Concordia Parish in eastern Louisiana, United States. Mickey Gilley (b Mickey Leroy Gilley March 9, 1936) is an American Country music Singer and Musician. Jimmy Lee Swaggart (born His parents mortgaged their farm to buy him a piano. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Influenced by a piano-playing older cousin Carl McVoy, the radio, and the sounds from the black juke joint across the tracks, Haney's Big House, Lewis developed his own style mixing rhythm and blues, boogie woogie, gospel, and country music, as well as ideas from established "country boogie" pianists like recording artists Moon Mullican and Merrill Moore. Boogie-woogie is a style of Piano -based Blues that became very popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s but originated much earlier and was extended from piano This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Aubrey Wilson Mullican ( March 29, 1909 - January 1, 1967) known as Moon Mullican, was an American Country and western Soon he was playing professionally.
His mother enrolled him in Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, secure in the knowledge that her son would now be exclusively singing his songs to the Lord. Southwestern Assemblies of God University ( SAGU) is an undergraduate and graduate institution of higher learning located in Waxahachie Texas, USA. Waxahachie is a city in Ellis County, Texas, United States. The population was 21426 at the 2000 census Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. But Lewis daringly played a boogie woogie rendition of "My God Is Real" at a church assembly that sent him packing the same night. Pearry Green, then president of the student body, related how during a talent show Jerry played some "worldly" music. Pearry Green was born on July 1, 1933 in Louisiana. He lived in Texas during his early years and in 1965 moved to Tucson Arizona The next morning, the dean of the school called both Jerry and Pearry into his office to expel them both. In Academic administration, a dean is a person with significant authority over a specific academic unit or over a specific area of concern or 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. "
Leaving religious music behind so far as performing, he paid dues at clubs in and around Ferriday and Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez is the county seat of and the largest and only incorporated city within Adams County, Mississippi, United States. He became a part of the burgeoning new rock and roll sound, cutting his first demo recording in 1954. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) He made a trip to Nashville around 1955 where he played clubs and attempted to drum up interest, but was turned down by the Grand Ole Opry as he had been at the Louisiana Hayride country stage and radio show in Shreveport. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Country music radio program and concert broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee The Louisiana Hayride was a radio (later television broadcast from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport Louisiana, that during its heyday from Recording executives in Nashville suggested he switch to playing a guitar. Lewis, even then confrontational, once recalled suggesting to one Nashville producer, "You can take your guitar and ram it up your ass!"
One year later, at Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, producer and engineer Jack Clement discovered and recorded Lewis for the Sun label while owner Sam Phillips was away on a trip to Florida. Sun Records was a Record label based in Memphis, Tennessee, starting operations on March 27 1952. Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. Jack Henderson Clement (born April 5, 1931 in Memphis Tennessee) is an American Singer, Songwriter, and a record Sun Records was a Record label based in Memphis, Tennessee, starting operations on March 27 1952. Samuel Cornelius Phillips ( January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003) better known as Sam Phillips, was an American Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the He became a session musician playing piano for Sun artists like Billy Lee Riley and Carl Perkins. Session musicians are musicians available for hire as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right Billy Lee Riley (born October 5, 1933) is a Rockabilly Musician, Singer, Record producer and Songwriter. Carl Lee Perkins ( April 9, 1932 &ndash January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of Rockabilly music a mix of Rhythm As his own career came on the upswing, hits such as "Great Balls of Fire" soon followed, and would become his biggest hit. " Great Balls of Fire " is a 1957 Song written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer Watching and listening to Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley allegedly said that if he could play the piano like that, he'd quit singing. Lewis' early billing was Jerry Lee Lewis and his Pumping Piano.
On December 4, 1956, Presley dropped in on Phillips to pay a social visit while Perkins was in the studio cutting new tracks with Lewis backing him on piano. "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The three started an impromptu jam session, and Phillips left the tape running. A jam session is a Musical act where Musicians gather and play (or "jam") without extensive preparation or predefined Arrangements He later telephoned Johnny Cash and brought him in to join the others. Johnny Cash (born J R Cash; February 26 1932 - September 12 2003 was a Grammy Award -winning American country Singer-songwriter. These recordings, almost half of which were gospel songs, survived, and have been released on CD under the title Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet is the name given to recordings made on Tuesday December 4 1956 in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis Tennessee Tracks also include Chuck Berry's "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", Pat Boone's "Don't Forbid Me" and Presley doing an impersonation of Jackie Wilson (who was then with Billy Ward and the Dominoes) singing "Don't Be Cruel". Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18 1926 in St Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone (born June 1 1934) is an American Singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr ( June 9, 1934 &ndash January 21, 1984) was an American singer The Dominoes redirects here For the 70s blues-rock supergroup see Derek and the Dominos. For the Bobby Brown album see Don't Be Cruel (album. " Don't Be Cruel " is a song by Otis Blackwell, which was recorded In 1957, his piano and the pure rock and roll sound of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (which in 2005 was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress) propelled him to international fame. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) " Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On " (also rendered "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On" is a Song best known in the 1957 Rock and roll hit version Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings that "are culturally historically or aesthetically important and/or inform or reflect life in the United States Lewis' first TV appearance was on The Steve Allen Show July 28, 1957, where he played the song "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On"
Lewis, though not the first pianist in the boogie-woogie style, was a pioneer of Piano rock, not only through his sound but also through his dynamic performance. The Steve Allen Show was an award-winning US television Variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, and Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of Rock music that is based around the Piano, and sometimes around He would often kick the piano bench out of the way to play standing, rake his hands up and down the keyboard for dramatic accent, sit down on the keyboard, and even stand on top of the instrument. His frenetic performance style can be seen in films such as High School Confidential (he sang the title song from the back of a flatbed truck), and Jamboree. High School Confidential is a 1958 film directed by Jack Arnold. Jamboree (known as Disc Jockey Jamboree in the United Kingdom) is the name of a black and white 1957 Rock 'n' roll motion He has been called "rock & roll's first great wild man" and also "rock & roll's first great eclectic. " These performance techniques have been adopted by later Piano rock artists, such as admirers Elton John, Billy Joel, and Ben Folds. Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of Rock music that is based around the Piano, and sometimes around Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer William Martin Joel (born May 9 1949 is an American Pianist and Singer-songwriter. Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American Singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the Band Ben Folds Five
He married Jane Mitcham, his second wife, 23 days before his divorce from his first wife was final.
Lewis' turbulent personal life was hidden from the public until a May 1958 British tour where Ray Berry, a news agency reporter at London Airport (the only journalist present), learned about Lewis' third wife, Myra Gale Brown. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Myra Gale Brown (born July 11 1944) is the cousin and former Wife of singer Jerry Lee Lewis. She was Lewis' first cousin once removed and only 13 years old. cousin in Kinship terminology is a relative with whom one shares a common Ancestor, but in modern usage the term is rarely used when referring to a (Brown, Lewis, and his management all insisted she was 15. ) Lewis was nearly 23 years old. The publicity caused an uproar and the tour was canceled after only three concerts. Publicity is the deliberate attempt to manage the public's perception of a subject
The scandal followed Lewis home to America, and as a result, he was blacklisted from radio and almost vanished from the music scene. Lewis felt betrayed by numerous people who had been his supporters. Dick Clark dropped him from his shows. Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (born November 30, 1929) is an American Television, Radio personality, Game show host Lewis even felt that Sam Phillips had sold him out when the Sun Record patriarch released "The Return of Jerry Lee," which mocked Lewis' marital and music problems. Samuel Cornelius Phillips ( January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003) better known as Sam Phillips, was an American Only Alan Freed stayed true to Jerry Lee Lewis, playing his records until Freed was removed from the air because of supposed payola problems. Alan Freed (December 15 1921 &ndash January 20 1965 also known as Moondog, was an American Disc-jockey who became Payola, in the American Music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on Music
Even though Jerry Lee Lewis was still under contract with Sun Records, he stopped recording. He had gone from $10,000 a night concerts to $100 a night spots in beer joints and small clubs. He had few friends at the time whom he felt he could trust. It was only through Kay Martin, the president of Lewis' fan club, T. L. Meade, (aka Franz Douskey) a sometime Memphis musician and friend of Sam Phillips, and Gary Sklar, that Lewis went back to record at Sun Records. Franz Douskey is an American Writer. Between the late 1960s and the early 1980s his work was published in nearly two hundred publications
By this time, Phillips had built a new state-of-the-art studio at 639 Madison Avenue in Memphis, thus abandoning the old Union Avenue studio where Phillips had recorded B. B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Lewis, Johnny Cash, and others. B B King (born Riley B King, September 16 1925 is an American Blues Guitarist and Singer-songwriter. Chester Burnett redirects here For the American football player see Chester Burnett (American football Chester Arthur Burnett ( June 10, 1910 Carl Lee Perkins ( April 9, 1932 &ndash January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of Rockabilly music a mix of Rhythm Johnny Cash (born J R Cash; February 26 1932 - September 12 2003 was a Grammy Award -winning American country Singer-songwriter. It was at the new Madison Avenue studio that Lewis recorded his only hit during this period, which was a cover of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" in 1961. Ray Charles Robinson ( September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) known by his Stage name Ray Charles, was an American "What'd I Say" or "What I Say" is a two-part recording that was released in 1959 by R&B / soul singer-songwriter Ray Charles Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Another recording of Lewis playing an instrumental boogie arrangement of the Glenn Miller Orchestra favorite "In the Mood," was issued by Sun under the pseudonym of "The Hawk," but disc jockeys quickly figured out the distinctive piano style, and this gambit failed. The Glenn Miller Orchestra was originally formed in 1937 by Glenn Miller.
Lewis's Sun recording contract ended in 1963 and he joined Smash Records, where he made a number of rock recordings that did not further his career.
His popularity recovered somewhat in Europe, especially in the UK and Germany during the mid-1960s. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 A live album, Live at the Star Club, Hamburg (1964), recorded with The Nashville Teens, is widely considered one of the greatest live rock and roll albums ever. A live album &ndash commonly contrasted with a Studio album &ndash is a recording consisting of material (usually music recorded during stage performances Live at the Star Club is a live recording with Jerry Lee Lewis and The Nashville Teens playing at the Star-Club, Hamburg, Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The Nashville Teens are a British pop band formed in Weybridge, Surrey in 1962    Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes, "Live at the Star Club is extraordinary, the purest, hardest rock & roll ever committed to record. Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1973? is senior editor for Allmusic. "
In 1962, his second son, Steve Allen Lewis, drowned in a swimming pool accident. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Myra divorced him in 1970. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Tragedy struck again when Lewis' 19-year-old son, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. , was killed in a car accident in 1973. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. He also has a daughter, Phoebe Lewis, who is a singer and musician, and for the past few years has been her father's manager.
In the 1960's, Lewis's attempts at a comeback as a rock and roll performer had stalled during four years with Smash Records when label officials convinced him to try recording country ballads. Smash Records is an American Record label. It was founded in 1961 as a subsidiary of Mercury Records by Mercury executive Shelby Singleton Lewis was resistant until the understanding was made clear: he would record country tunes, but what he did onstage was strictly up to him.
He had already recorded an LP for the label, Country Songs for City Folks. In 1968 his single "Another Place, Another Time" became a Top Ten success and led to a string of Top Ten singles including the 1968 # 1 country single "To Make Love Sweeter For You" that brought Lewis renewed stardom among country music fans, much like that which ex-rockabilly Conway Twitty began to cultivate during that same time. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Conway Twitty (born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, September 1 1933; died June 5 1993) was one of the United States ' most successful By the early 1970s, Lewis had become so popular that Sun (Entertainment Holding Corporation) Records was reissuing old country ballads like "Invitation to Your Party" on singles that also did well on the country music charts. Lewis's successes continued throughout the decade and he eventually began to re-emphasize his rock and roll past with hits like his 1973 revival of the The Big Bopper's rock classic "Chantilly Lace" as well as looking at middle age with the 1977 "Middle Age Crazy. " Chantilly Lace " is the name of a Rock and roll song written and originally performed by The Big Bopper (J " Lewis's singles and albums were issued on Mercury records instead of Smash from 1971 on. In 1979 he signed with Elektra Records and had his last major country hit with 1981's "Thirty-Nine and Holding. " He spent a very brief period with MCA Records in 1983 but left the label due to unspecified differences. MCA Records was an American -based record company owned by MCA Inc
In 1989, a major motion picture based on his early life in rock & roll, Great Balls of Fire, brought him back into the public eye, especially when he decided to re-record all his songs for the movie soundtrack. Great Balls of Fire! ( 1989) is an American Biographical film, directed by Jim McBride and features Dennis Quaid as The film was based on the book by Lewis' ex-wife, Myra Gale Lewis, and starred Dennis Quaid as Lewis, Winona Ryder as Myra, and Alec Baldwin as Jimmy Swaggart. Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American Actor. Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29 1971 better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is an American actress Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3 1958 is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy - and Golden Globe Award -winning American The movie focuses on Lewis' early career and his relationship with Myra, and ends with the scandal of the late 1950s.
The very public downfall of his cousin, television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, resulted in more adverse publicity to an already troubled family. Evangelism is the Christian practice of proselytisation. The intention of most evangelism is to effect Eternal salvation to those who do not follow the Jimmy Lee Swaggart (born Swaggart is also a piano player, as is another cousin, country music star Mickey Gilley. Mickey Gilley (b Mickey Leroy Gilley March 9, 1936) is an American Country music Singer and Musician. All three listened to the same music when they were growing up and frequented Haney's Big House, the Ferriday club that featured black blues acts. Lewis and Swaggart have had a complex relationship over the years.
Lewis's sister, Linda Gail Lewis has recorded with Jerry Lee, toured with his stage show for a time and more recently recorded with Van Morrison. Linda Gail Lewis (born 18 July 1947 in Ferriday, Louisiana) is an American singer and pianist George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born 31 August 1945 is a Grammy Award -winning Northern Irish Singer, In 1990, Lewis made minor news when a new song he co-wrote called "It Was the Whiskey Talking, Not Me" was included in the soundtrack to the hit movie Dick Tracy. Dick Tracy is a 1990 action - Adventure film based upon the Dick Tracy Comic strip created by Chester The song can be heard in a scene from the movie in which it is playing on the radio.
Despite the personal problems, Lewis' musical talent is widely acknowledged. "The Killer", a nickname he's had since childhood, is known for his forceful voice and piano production on stage, he was described by fellow artist Roy Orbison as the best raw performer in the history of rock and roll music. Roy Kelton Orbison ( April 23 1936 &ndash December 6 1988) nicknamed "The Big O" was an influential Grammy Award -winning  In 1986, Lewis was part of the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States
That same year, he returned to Sun Studio in Memphis to team up with Orbison, Cash, and Perkins along with longtime admirers like John Fogerty and Ricky Nelson to create the album Class of '55, a sort of followup to the "Million Dollar Quartet" session, though in the eyes of many critics and fans, lacking the spirit of the old days at Sun. John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American rock singer Songwriter, and Guitarist, best known for his Eric Hilliard "Ricky" Nelson, later known as Rick Nelson ( May 8, 1940 &ndash December 31, 1985) was an Class of '55 is an Album by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins released in 1986 through
Lewis has never stopped touring, and fans who have seen him perform say he can still deliver unique concerts that are unpredictable, exciting, personal and still rock'n'roll. In February 12, 2005, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy (which also grants the Grammy Awards). Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to "performers who during their lifetimes have made creative contributions of outstanding The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Inc is known variously as The Recording Academy or NARAS. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences On September 26, 2006 a new album titled Last Man Standing was released, featuring many of rock and roll's elite as guest stars. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Last Man Standing is an Album released by Jerry Lee Lewis in September 2006. Receiving positive reviews, the album charted in four different Billboard charts, including a two week stay at number one on the Indie charts.
A DVD entitled Last Man Standing Live, featuring concert footage with many guest artists, was released in March 2007, while the CD was well on the way to going gold. Last Man Standing Live (CD + DVD 2007 Killer Productions is an album recorded live 2006 by Jerry Lee Lewis in cooperation with other musicians 'Last Man Standing' CD is Jerry Lee's biggest selling album of all time. If it goes gold it will be his 10th official gold record, and his first since 1973. ('The Session' album was awarded a Gold Disk for selling over 250,000 copies because it was a double album. Single albums and CDs have to sell over 500,000. 'Last Man Standing' has more tracks than the original 'The Session' release and has already shipped over 500,000 copies worldwide. )
On November 5, 2007 the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and a university in Cleveland, Ohio honored Jerry Lee Lewis with 6 days of conferences, interviews, a DVD premier, film clips, etc. Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. dedicated to him entitled 'The Life And Music of Jerry Lee Lewis'. He is the first living artist to be so honored. On November 10, the week culminated with a tribute concert to Jerry Lee Lewis, compered by Kris Kristofferson, who has written some of Lewis' biggest Country hits. Events 1444 - Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw Lewis was present to accept the American Music Masters Award and close his own tribute show with a rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'.
On February 10th, 2008, he appeared with John Fogerty and Little Richard on the 50th Grammy Awards Show, performing "Great Balls of Fire" in a medley with "Good Golly Miss Molly". John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American rock singer Songwriter, and Guitarist, best known for his Rev Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5 1932 better known by the Stage name Little Richard, is an American Singer, Songwriter The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences " Great Balls of Fire " is a 1957 Song written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer " Good Golly Miss Molly " is a hit Rock 'n' roll song first recorded in 1956 by the American musician Little Richard.
He now lives on a ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi with his family. Nesbit is a village located in DeSoto County, Mississippi ( USA) in the northern part of the state approximately 25 miles south of Memphis,