Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana. At the age of five while playing the piano at his aunts home, his parents declared that Jerry Lee was born to be a great pianist and later mortgaged their home to buy him a piano of his own.
By the age of twenty-one, Jerry Lee had remarried and had a son, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. (now deceased). The next year, Jerry Lee heard Elvis Presley in the radio and declared to his father that the door had finally been opened to Rock n Roll. Jerry Lee and his father immediately began the task of collecting 39 dozen eggs to finance their trip to Memphis, where he hoped to meet with Sam Phillips of Sun Records. When they arrived, they were told that Mr. Phillips was out of town, and that they should return at a later date. Jerry Lee, however, insisted that they record him so that Mr. Phillips could hear him upon his return. Mr. Phillips did listen, and ultimately signed him to Sun Records, where Jerry Lee went on to record suck Rock n Roll hits as Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Great Balls Of Fire, You Win Again, High School Confidential, Breathless and many others. In 1958, controversy engulfed Jerry Lees career when it was discovered that he had married his thirteen year old cousin, Myra Gale Brown, daughter of his bass player.
By the late 60s, Jerry Lee made a huge comeback in the country music market, where he produced another string of hits with both Mercury and Elektra Records. Song like What Made Milwaukee Famous, She Still Comes Around, and To Make Love Sweeter For You started a long string of hits throughout the 70s and 80s. Additional Top Ten hits such as Once More With Feeling, There Must be More To Love Than This, Would You Take Another Chance With Me, Chantilly Lace, Middle Age Crazy, Over The Rainbow, Thirty Nine and Holding, and many others have made Jerry Lee an international star ever since.
In 1986, Jerry Lee was unanimously voted the first artist to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. His life was profiles in 1989 in the motion picture, "Great Balls of Fire", starring Dennis Quaid, and in 1993, Jerry Lee wrote and published his autobiography, "Killer", with author Charles White.
Jerry Lees last album was on Elektra/Sire entitled "Youngblood".