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'The Killer' Keeps Rocking!
ccthemovieman-14 January 2007
Jerry Lee is shown in concert at the Labatt's Apollo theater in London. He is joined in this short 1989 concert by guests Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds, Dave Davies (The Kinks), John Lodge (Moody Blues) and Brian May (Queen).

I'm partial to this kind of music - old-fashioned rock 'n roll called "Rockabilly" - so this would be pretty hard for me to dislike. (Check out Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes DVD/ concert for the best in rockabilly).

Lewis, around 60 years of age at this concert, still sounded great and was fun to watch. He looks older, of course, with a paunch around his belly, but he's still "The Killer."

He has become a cantankerous old man, from what I've heard, and he shows some of that in this DVD. He just wasn't into it the first few numbers and you could see he wasn't in the best of moods. However, something got his juices flowing and once they did, he was his old rockin' self....and the rest of the way was just outstanding.

This is just great rock 'n roll!!
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Great Concert By Lewis
Michael_Elliott27 March 2017
Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends (1989)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Jerry Lee Lewis made a return to a London stage and also had some special guests show up. The setlist is as follows:

Raised on Rock / I Don't Want to Be Lonely Tonight / You Win Again / Mean Woman Blues / Goodnight Irene / What'd I Say / High School Confidential / Rockin' My Life Away / Johnny B. Goode / Whole Lotta Shaking' Going' On / Great Balls of Fire / Good Golly Miss Molly / Tutti Frutti / Hank Locklin / Wild One /

Obviously if you're a fan of the rock 'n roll legend you're going to want to check this out. Lewis is in fine form as he starts the show off rather slowly with some more country-ish tunes including a cover of Hank WIlliams' You Win Again. Things really pick up with Mean Woman Blues and Goodnight Irene with Van Morrison. Other guests include Queen guitarist Brian May, Dave Davies from The Kinks and The Moody Blues' John Lodge.

Naturally the highlights of the show are when Lewis turns into that rocking self and does such classics as High School Confidential, Whole Lotta Shaking' Going' On and his masterpiece Great Balls of Fire. Piano wise Lewis is also in fine form here and all around this is a highly entertaining show with some great numbers.
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