Jerry Lee Lewis
BiographyBorn on September 29th, 1935 in Ferriday in Louisiana in a poor family, Jerry Lee Lewis developed her own approach, wild, of the piano as of the 10 years age, synthesizing the sounds of the Boogie Woogie which he listened to with the radio with the Rythm' Blues of the South which emanated from Haney' S Big House, a " Juke Joint" (nightclub where the Delta Blues in the delta of the the Mississippi is played) had by his/her uncle.
Jerry Lee is registered later by his/her mother in Southwestern Bible College with Waxahachie with the Texas but does not remain there very a long time. The call of the sirens of the music brought it on a trajectory which was going to change the world of the music. By gathering elements of Rythm Blues, Boogie Woogie, Gospel and Country in a sound which belonged only to him, Jerry Lee Lewis became full member of the emerging scene Rock Roll which was supplanting the full orchestras of popular music. After having left the school, It makes odd jobs and Marie twice.
It astounds by its musical Culture, and its energy. It Dance upright, in front, and on its piano. With the exits of “Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' One” and of “Great Balls off Fire” in 1957, blazing it young " performer" imposed itself in the " Chart s" Pop, Rythm Blues and Country and unloaded on the screens for performances roles in the films “High School Confidential” and “Jamboree”. When Elvis saw Jerry Lee Lewis playing, he declared that if he could play of the piano like that, he would stop singing. Its meteoric career is stopped in full trajectory by its third Mariage in 1958. He marries Myra Gale Brown which, not only is the girl of its uncle, but is old only 13 years. Incidentally, the Killer , did not regulate its preceding divorces. It is continued during many years by this marriage. Its seals crumble, its discs are prohibit. The public comes to its spectacles to hoot it. There remains married 13 years with Myra.
It returns in thanks to the neighborhoods of the Années 1970 and records throughout its career an significant amount of discs.
Sharp skinned personality, drinker, consuming Drug S, marked by many family dramas and disentangled with justice, Jerry Lee Lewis cultivates the taste of the provocation and the paradox. He affirms, inter alia, which the Rock' N Roll will have been for him only one means of gaining what to record discs of Country, its true passion.
Since the beginning, even arrogant irrepressible confidence and the insatiable energy of Jerry Lee Lewis an incalculable number fans were worth to him but also of enemies. Its career was marked out exploits and scandals: It was the first " Bad Boy" , the first legend of the Rock'n'roll Roll and prepared the ground for all the following - Rolling Stones with Pete Doherty.
With more than 70 years and with more than 25 Jerry, disc million sold to date Lee Lewis, the " Bad Servant boy off Rock' Roll" , has always the same capacity to attract and unchain crowd.
WorkAmong its bulky Discography (several tens of album S, by counting the public albums and compilation S), it is advisable to quote the pieces which became the traditional ones:
- Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' One
- Great Balls off Fire
- Hight School Confidential
- Last Man Standing (2006)
- In 1989, the film Great balls off fire , of Jim McBride, with Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder, recalls the first part of its life and its fulgurating rise.
- In 1999, the musical comedy entitled “Great balls off fire”, with Billy Geraghty remains with the poster all the year with London.
- In 2007, Yves Charreton and his Company of theater " the hayloft hirsute " , draw up its biography in the spectacle Hellfire (Hot fire) with the Théâtre of the Workshops of Lyon, according to the work of Nick Tosches, Hellfire.
- It is him which inspired with Michel Berger the writing of the tube It played of the piano upright interpreted by France Gall in 1980.
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