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Jerry Lee Lewis

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis

Profession: Country Singer

United States of America

Why Famous: American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer" and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild man."

Born: September 29, 1935
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, USA
Age: 85 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

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Married Life

  • 1957-12-12 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
  • 2012-03-09 Rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis (76) weds his cousin's ex Judith Brown (62) in Natchez, Mississippi

Historical Events

  • 1957-07-28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
  • 1958-01-10 Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts
  • 1963-09-06 Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records
  • 1976-09-29 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
  • 1989-06-13 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame