Jerry Lee Lewis is a highly acclaimed rockabilly singer-pianist (a.k.a. Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano) who started performing professionally at 15. Although various personal and other setbacks temporarily curtailed his music career in the late 1950s, he made a major comeback in country music in 1968 and had a long and uninterrupted string of hits on the Country charts from 1957-1989.
His best known songs include "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" (1957), "Great Balls Of Fire" (1958), and "What'd I Say" (1961). Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
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Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" on The Ed Sullivan Show (November 16, 1969).
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Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano
- What'd I Say 1961
(This song was previously a hit for Ray Charles (1959) and later also became a hit for Bobby Darin (1962), Elvis Presley (1964), and Rare Earth (1972).)
Jerry Lee Lewis
- Me And Bobby McGee 1971
(This song topped the charts for Janis Joplin (1971).)
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