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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

Age: 79
Born: 29th September, 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Single "Great Balls of Fire"

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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.

 

[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."

 

[On Ray Charles] "What a great guy he was. Every time I saw him, I would say, `Ray, this is Jerry Lee, how you doing?` And he would say, `Well, you looking good, Jerry Lee.` He always said that. He was one of my best friends."

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Kai - Hello Great Legend! I;m just now looking a film name Jerry Lee Lewis- Great Balls of fire and i like lot of it. It is one of the best what i have never seen. Long life and all best wishes hope Kai from Finland, Europe. (4 years ago)
bluegrassoffender - what an interesting life he`s had. cousins-cousins-cousins. so many stories there. (7 years ago)
jamie_davenport - i just watched the movie "great balls of fire", and it made me want to know more about the legend that is jerry lee lewis. he was way before my time, but i am becoming a fan of his. (7 years ago)

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