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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Jerry Lee Lewis. His music rocked the nation. His story shocked the world.
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Did You Know?
During the scene in which Jerry Lee Lewis is performing on the Steve Allen show, Lewis kicks the chair he was sitting on towards the back where Allen then picks it up and throws it across the stage. This actually happened, although Allen's throw as not as dramatic. Clips of this segment of the show are still available online where this can be seen. See more
The song "Great Balls Of Fire" is shown climbing the Billboard charts to number one. The song only made it to number two. See more
Myra Gale Brown
I don't know how to be a wife. I'm only 13.
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Written and Performed by Jackie Brenston
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