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
There is a shot of The plane jerry is flying in from England to the US. It clearly shows a TWA logo, yet when the shot jumps to Jerry coming off the plane, the plane changes from white to silver and from TWA to American airlines. However, the plane he flew across the ocean (London to New York) would not be the plane on which he landed in Nashville; there were no direct London-Nashville flights in the 1950s. See more
"Jerry Lee here's a married man, ain't that right, Jerry Lee?"
"Well, that's not necessarily so, Lois."
" And just what do you mean by that?"
"Well, you see I was still married to my first wife when I married my second wife,so I never really was married to my second wife. And since I divorced my first wife a couple of years ago, I'm as free as a bird in a tree!"
Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Written by Johnny O'Keefe
, Johnny Greenan
and Dave Owen
(as Dave Owens)
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis See more