Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist who is often known by his nickname of "The Killer" and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild man." Wikipedia
Born: 29th September, 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Claim to Fame: Single "Great Balls of Fire"
Another Place, Another Time is an album by rock and roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, released in 1968 on Smash Records. It was Lewis's "comeback album" and features a stripped down, "hardcore" country sound that yielded two top 5 country hits, the icon's first major chart success in a decade.
Recorded with legendary Nashville session guitarist Hank Garland.
Contrary to public assumption, Lewis said that he actually had the nickname "Killer" ever since childhood. As a boy, he had the habit of calling acquaintances and friends "Killer," and they would return the greeting. The nickname has stuck with him since.
[On his feelings towards ex-wife Myra Lewis` autobiography entitled "Great Balls of Fire"] "I says to her, `Myra, that damn book o` yours -- that weren`t no "Great Balls of Fire" you wrote. You shoulda called it "Great Buncha Balls" instead, darlin`, `cos that`s all it is."
[Explaining why W.C. Fields is his favorite comedian] "He`s just got his way of doing things. And if you don`t like it, he`ll kick your teeth out."
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