Lewis, Jerry Lee
Lewis, Jerry Lee, 1935–, American singer and composer, b. Ferriday, La. Combining country music elements with an energetic performance style, he was an early star of rock music. His songs include
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' Onand
Great Balls of Fire.Hailed as an innovator and a rowdy old master of rock, he continues to perform and record.
See biographies by N. Tosches (1982, repr. 1998) and R. Bragg (2014).
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