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. In 1956, Louisiana bad boy Jerry Lee Lewis moves to Memphis, determined to dethrone Elvis Presley with his ferocious, God-given talent. When Jerry Lee bangs out the chorus with his feet, huge fans howl out for more. When he finishes his performance by setting his piano ablaze, they mob the stage. But when he marries his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown...the scandal nearly destroys the Killer's career.
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The music was hot. The man was wild. The name was Jerry Lee Lewis... and he was born to raise hell!
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Did You Know?
The original recording of the song "Honey Don't" by Carl Perkins
, is heard in this film, and is a Sun Records label. 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 Lewis
I shine like GOLD when I play... I shine like GOLD!
Features Leave It to Beaver
Written by Kurt Wood, James Kriegsman and Dave 'Baby' Cortez
(as David Clowney)
Performed by Dave 'Baby' Cortez
Courtesy of Clock Records/Doug Moody Productions See more