Jerry Lee Lewis
Hank Williams Jr.
Raising hell with the devil’s music.
That’s what Jerry Lee Lewis does best. He pounded the piano with such abandon that it’s a wonder it didn’t come apart. He is a defiant, reckless, indefatigable wild man that can rock you into oblivion.
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"at the Concert for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On"00:03:39
Hank Williams Jr Inducts Jerry Lee Lewis00:00:45
Hall of Fame Essay
The mere titles of his tunes confirmed that Jerry Lee Lewis had the stuff of rock & roll legend. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless” succinctly describe the man and his music. Audacious and arrogant, rollicking and rowdy, Jerry Lee Lewis took spontaneity to the brink of danger.
He was an unrepentant, wild example for the naysayers to use when they spoke out against what even Lewis himself called “the Devil’s music.”
he could tear an audience apart.
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