Very few people have the presence and legendary stage status of Jerry Lee Lewis. He is considered one of the most outlandish rock and roll performers of all time, particularly during the early years of his career. His showmanship was influenced by his exposure to the preachers and traveling black musicians in Louisiana during the '40s and '50s. These bigger-than-life personas helped to create the stage presence of Lewis and made his live performances on par with Elvis Presley, with whom he played alongside Johnny Cash. In fact, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicknamed "The Killer" because of his engrossing and outrageous piano-based rock and roll concerts, which sometimes included lighting a piano on fire. Some of his greatest hits include "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless." In the '60s, he shifted to country music with a few hits, and in the '70s, he returned to rock and roll again.
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Later Years
Despite the controversies in his life, from marrying his 13-year-old cousin to playing the piano with his feet, Jerry Lee Lewis continues to make music. In 2006, he released an album, Last Man Standing, based on classic songs in a variety of genres, including blues, country and rock. On this album, he collaborated with Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, Mick Jagger and more. In 2010, he released another album, Mean Old Man, which featured even more musicians who are also well-known, such as Kid Rock, John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow and Tim McGraw. He opened his own cafe on Beale Street in 2013 featuring his own memorabilia, and in 2014, he started to tour again to celebrate his 80th birthday. This living legend has been wowing audiences for six decades, and he is still giving a riveting and dynamic musical performance at a wide variety of venues across the US. These include the Tennessee Theatre and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Where can I buy Jerry Lee Lewis tickets?
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Who were the musical influences of Jerry Lee Lewis?
During the youth of Jerry Lee, he admired and became inspired by Al Jolson, Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers.
How long is a Jerry Lee Lewis concert?
Jerry Lee Lewis still puts on a great show for about an hour. He is known to play between 12 and 15 songs during a performance.
Which songs can I expect to hear during a Jerry Lee Lewis concert?
You can expect many Jerry Lee Lewis originals and several covers of other popular performers from his day as well. Some of these songs include "Great Balls of Fire," "Down the Line," "39 and Holding," "Lewis Boogie," "Sweet Little Sixteen," "You Win Again" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On."
Will there be a Jerry Lee Lewis tour in 2020?
At this time, no dates have been released for late 2019 or 2020; however, this could change at any time. Be sure to check StubHub regularly for updates on Jerry Lee Lewis tours.
At which types of venues does Jerry Lee Lewis play?
Jerry Lee Lewis still plays at many different types of smaller and intimate venues, such as Cohoes Music Hall, Thunder Valley Casino Resort and B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.
How many studio albums has Jerry Lee Lewis released?
The release of Mean Old Man made it his 40th studio album in over 60 years of being a musician.Back to Top