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Rock and roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, who used his live piano incendiary, has died

Rock and roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, who used his live piano incendiary, has died

He was 87 years old and was hospitalized due to pneumonia. Yesterday, his manager denied the death rumours, but today he confirmed it.

Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the great pioneers of early rock and roll of the late 50sdied on Friday today, at 87 years Old in Memphis. His behavior remains controversial and controversial and in his personal life, the story of him setting his piano on fire while sharing a date with Chuck Berry is legendary.

Lewis was known for hits like Shakin’ full heaps going on, big balls of fire, breathless You high school confidential, His life was featured in the famous biopic huge flames of fire,

Jerry Lee Lewis Live In 2017.  He Died At The Age Of 87.  Photo: Afp

Jerry Lee Lewis live in 2017. He died at the age of 87. Photo: AFP

Too many Shakin’ a whole lot going on as huge flames of fire He was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. His longtime collaborator Kris Kristofferson called Jerry Lee Lewis “one of the greatest American voices of all time”.

history of piano

This remains as a myth, but it was real: Jerry Lee Lewis Played Really On Fire With PianoOn a tour show with Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.

The Famous Scene Of A Burning Piano, As Made In The Film &Quot;Huge Flames Of Fire&Quot;A Biopic From 1989 About Jerry Lee Lewis.

The famous burning piano scene recreated in the 1989 film “Great Balls of Fire,” the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic.

In 1958, when his first album came out. They began touring several cities in the southern United States with two great young rock and roll figures. Jerry Lee, nicknamed The Killer for his thirst for fame and glory, was furious when he learned that a show at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn (New York) would not feature the closing number, but Chuck Berry.

Vain and arrogant, he couldn’t stand second place, and decided to do something to make his performance unforgettable and Berry couldn’t finish it: at the end of the show he took out a bottle of Coke that he had filled with gasoline. , sprayed the piano, took out a match, set it on fire and started singing his hit huge flames of fireof course).

He finished, threw back the bench, walked away and allegedly slammed Chuck Berry with “Go get over that.”

Controversial marriage with a cousin

Jerry Lee Lewis’ career took a meteoric rise with the release of singles such as Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On and Great Balls of Fire, which topped the US and UK charts.

However, there was a scandal in his personal life that interrupted his golden streak and it cost him a lot to get his career back on track.

The problem began to take shape when he met his cousin, Myra Gail Brown, daughter of bassist JW Brown, in 1956. They had a secret affair and married on 12 December the following year, although Jerry Lee was not yet divorced. his second wife. Myra was 13 and she was 22, So he hid the marriage.

Jerry Lee Lewis With His Wife Of 13 Years, Daughter Of His Cousin.

Jerry Lee Lewis with his wife of 13 years, daughter of his cousin.

On May 22, 1958, when Jerry Lee Lewis arrived in England at London airport with his family, including Myra, a reporter asked him how old his wife was. They said that she was 15 and the press later found out that she was 13, which led to a huge scandal.

From there his popularity declined significantly. And he gave only three renditions with a very small audience, who boycotted the show as a sign of disapproval. The tour was canceled and he was exiled from England. The scandal brought Lewis to the United States and as a result he was nearly removed from the rock scene.

Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis

A classic of the rocker pianist who turned 85.

Rambo for Classic Category

Jerry Lee tried to replace him again, resorting to a pseudonym, but was unsuccessful. He finally gave up and Decided to enter the world of country musicwhere nothing went wrong.

During the 1970s he many personal problems and an intern at the renowned Betty Ford Clinic for drug addiction rehabilitation.

Towards the end of the next decade, the film about his life finally established him in the ranks of a classic, and has since Gained worldwide recognition.

crown of your careerIn 2006 he released his first album in several years, titled last Man StandingLittle Richard, Mick Jagger, John Fogerty, Jimmy Page, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Keith Richard, Bibi King, Chris Isaacs and Buddy Guy.


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