The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public. Written by
Murray Chapman <email@example.com>
Jerry Lee Lewis: He Rocked The Nation... And Shocked The World.
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Did You Know?
Jerry Lee Lewis
hated both this film and his ex-wife Myra Lewis
' autobiographical book which was a source. Linda Gail Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis' sister, also thought this film was a poor and unjustified version of the real Jerry. The book's co-Author Murray Silver, Jr. was outraged by the film, which he thought departed from the book or the truth. Silver made several criticisms such as, "The movie was phony." Director Jim McBride
admitted that it was never his intention to tie his film to the facts, and stated "This movie does not represent itself in any way to be a historical documentary. We use the book as a jumping-off point." See more
When Jerry is playing at the Cotton Jamboree he pulls his coat off, but in the next two shots he is wearing the jacket again See more
Why won't they go away?
They just want to see the new king of rock'n'roll.
Singing & Swingin' For Me
Written by Al Dexter
and James Paris
Performed by Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers See more