- Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist
|Real name:||Jerry Lee Lewis|
Jerry Lee Lewis Height
|How tall is Jerry Lee Lewis?||180 cm / 5 ft 11 in|
|Born:||29 September 1935 Comment |
|How old is Jerry Lee Lewis in 2021? / Age: ||86 years
|Where was Jerry Lee Lewis born?||Ferriday, Louisiana, US|
|Nicknames:||The Killer, The Ferriday Fireball|
Jerry Lee Lewis Net worth 2021 (estimated)
|How much is Jerry Lee Lewis worth?||$15,000,000
Who is Jerry Lee Lewis? / Facts
- He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man
- First recordings - in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis
- "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South
- Rise to fame - it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide
- Next hits - "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential"
- Scandal - His rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin when he was 22 years old
- He had minimal success in the charts following the scandal, and his popularity quickly eroded
- His live performance fees plummeted from $10,000 per night to $250
- In the meantime he was determined to gain back some of his popularity
- In the early 1960s, he did not have much chart success, with few exceptions, such as a cover of Ray Charles's "What'd I Say"
- His live performances at this time were increasingly wild and energetic
- Live album - His 1964 live album Live at the Star Club, Hamburg is regarded by music journalists and fans as one of the wildest and greatest live rock albums ever
- Country music - In 1968 Lewis made a transition into country music and had hits with songs such as "Another Place, Another Time"
- This reignited his career, and throughout the late 1960s and 1970s he regularly topped the country-western charts; throughout his seven-decade career, Lewis has had 30 songs reach the top 10 on the "Billboard Country and Western Chart"
- No. 1 country hits - "To Make Love Sweeter for You", "There Must Be More to Love Than This", "Would You Take Another Chance on Me" and "Me and Bobby McGee"
- Lewis's successes continued throughout the decade and he embraced his rock and roll past with songs such as a cover of the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and Mack Vickery's "Rockin' My Life Away"
- In the 21st century Lewis continues to tour around the world and still releases new albums
- Bestseller - His album Last Man Standing is his best selling to date, with over a million copies sold worldwide
- This was followed by Mean Old Man, which has received some of the best sales of Lewis's career
- Lewis has a dozen gold records in both rock and country
- Awards - He won several Grammy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award
- Fame - 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
- He was also a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame
- In 1989, his life was chronicled in the movie Great Balls of Fire, starring Dennis Quaid
- In 2003, Rolling Stone listed his box set All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology number 242 on their list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
- In 2004, they ranked him number 24 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
- Lewis is the last surviving member of Sun Records' Million Dollar Quartet and the Class of '55 album, which also included Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley
- Jerry Lee Lewis on social media as of May 2020:
- 26k subscribers on Youtube
- 15k followers on Instagram
- 393k likes on facebook
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Last update: 11 May 2020
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