Jerry Lee Lewis

Born: September 29, 1935
Ferriday, LA, USA

Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Ferriday, Louisiana in 1935. Amongst other famous piano players, his piano playing was influenced by Moon Mullican. However, he developed his own style from all these diverse influences and recorded many outstanding blues and country music for Sun, Mercury and Elektra from 1956 to 1981. He had major hits in the 1950s with uptempo boogie style outings like "Breathless", "Great balls of fire" and "Whole Lotta Shaking" but his rock 'n' roll fame obscures a far greater singer and musician who has done outstanding blues, gospel and country music. He is on a par with his idols Moon Mullican, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe or Hank Williams as a great country music exponent and interpreter. He continues to perform live and records ocasionally.

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Instruments Played / Skills:
Piano Vocals Songwriter

American Standard Rock Country Music

Jerry Lee Lewis Has Worked With:
Roy Orbison Hank Williams Jr. Linda Gail Lewis Pete Gavin

Jerry Lee Lewis Was Influenced By:
Gene Autry Roy Hall Al Jolson Stick McGhee Bill Monroe Merrill E. Moore Moon Mullican Elvis Presley Piano Red Jimmie Rodgers Sunnyland Slim Hank Snow Ernest Tubb Big Joe Turner Hank Williams Sr. Bob Wills

Artists That Were Influenced By Jerry Lee Lewis:
Mike Henderson Goldy McJohn
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