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Echoes: Jerry Lee Lewis

Retrospective by Bill Millar, Record Mirror, March 1972

ON 22nd MAY 1958, an immigration officer manning the desk for TWA flights from New York to London Airport North scratched his head, sighed, picked ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Live At the Star Club (Bear Family)

Review by Tom Graves, Rock and Roll Disc, November 1989

WHAT IS IT about Jerry Lee Lewis that so fascinates us and makes us love a character so inherently unlovable? He only had a handful ...

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NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, NME, August 1968

STARS, SUNSHINE and a SHAMBLES ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, July 1969

Jerry Lee Lewis Mixes Rock Styles In Schaefer Concert ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Start of It All

Comment by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 1970

I PLAYED 'Great Balls Of Fire' to some college students last week. And while it played, and while they listened, I closed my eyes and ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Live At The International, Las Vegas; Charlie Rich: Boss Man

Review by Charlie Gillett, Rolling Stone, February 1970

BOTH PIANO-PLAYING singers who started out singing rock and roll with Sam Phillips in Memphis and who have since moved into country and western, Jerry ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Monsters

Review by Greg Shaw, Rolling Stone, December 1971

IT'S A WELL-KEPT SECRET, but this album tossed off with ten others in a recent release by the Shelby Singleton Corp., is one of the ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Rocks On

Review by Lester Bangs, Rolling Stone, June 1972

THERE'S NOT TOO MANY of those greasy rockers still hanging around from their '50s heydaze good for much more than playing 50 tank towns a ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Rocks On

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1972

YOU CAN TELL this one is special from the beginning. The strings come in, but all of a sudden, there's an insistent, pounding drum driving ...

Keep On Rockin': Interview with film director D. A. Pennebaker

Report and Interview by John Pidgeon, NME, September 1972

KEEP ON ROCKIN' is in town, and so is the rock film revolutionary who created this celluloid spectacle of Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: London Sessions (Mercury).

Review by Charlie Gillett, NME, March 1973

IN SOME ways, it hardly matters what this record sounds like. It's the idea that counts. If everything works out more or less to plan, ...

Jerry Lee Lewis - The Session

Review by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, July 1973

WHEN YOU HEAR of an album a fortnight or so before getting hold of it, and pepper the intermediate couple of weeks with anticipation, you ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Staggers On

Report by John Morthland, Creem, March 1974

THE MAN from Mercury is nervous, very nervous. You can see it easily enough as he paces around Steve Cropper's TMI Studios in Memphis. Up ...

Jerry Lee Lewis/The Darts: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Cliff White, NME, March 1977

"WANKER" "RUBBISH", "R o c k 'n' ROLLL!!!!!" screamed the frustrated bopper just behind my right eardrum. He wasn't the only one. A distinct rumble ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Nuggets

Review by Cliff White, NME, May 1977

NOT CONTENT with unearthing far more previously unissued recordings from the Sun vaults than those that were released during the label's prime time, and recycling ...

Jerry Lee Lewis, Duane Eddy: Live in Margate

Live Review by Cliff White, NME, November 1978

WHEN A promoter carts a journalist and photographer off to the opening night of a European tour he obviously wants to get a suitably rave ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Meet The Killer

Interview by Cliff White, NME, November 1978

Women, liquor, the devil and me – JERRY LEE tells CLIFF WHITE a torrid tale ...

The Sun King: Sam Phillips

Retrospective and Interview by Robert Palmer, Memphis, December 1978

BACK IN THE MID-'50s, the Sun Records studio at 706 Union Avenue was the epicenter of a sudden, wrenching shift in world consciousness. Tremors had ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Gospel According to Jerry Lee

Interview by Nick Tosches, Country Music, October 1979

DRESSED LIKE A side-street gambler from the days when chrome was chrome, Jerry Lee Lewis sits in the dressing-room of the Palomino Club, holding loosely ...

How The Devil's Music Possessed Jerry Lee Lewis

Retrospective by Nick Tosches, History of Rock, The, 1981

THERE HAVE been only two figures of mythic dimension in the history of rock'n'roll. First and foremost was Elvis Presley, the guileless star-god who rendered ...

The Million Dollar Quartet

Essay by Dave Marsh, Musician, June 1981

WE USUALLY think of Elvis Presley simply stepping into Sun Studios in Memphis, in answer to Sam Phillips' call, and walking out a few days ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Hellfire

Special Feature by Nick Tosches, Penthouse, March 1982

IT WAS 3 O'CLOCK in the morning and the master bedroom of Graceland was still. Elvis Presley lay in his blue cotton pajamas dreaming. ...

Perkins, Presley et al: The Complete Million Dollar Session

Review by Bill Holdship, Creem, June 1988

TOTALLY UNEXPECTED, totally out of the blue, and just when you'd almost given up on hearing anything this exciting again... ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Goodness Gracious

Interview by Gavin Martin, Spin, June 1989

If Elvis was rock's first celebrity, Jerry Lee Lewis, born in hellfire, was its first S.O.B. On the eve of Great Balls of Fire, a ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Unfazed

Review by Mat Snow, Q, December 1989

Ten fingers, 88 keys, 569 days – the rise and fall of Jerry Lee Lewis. ...

Who The Hell Does Jerry Lee Lewis Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, February 1990

The Killer is at large again, the firebrand ivory-thumper with the legendarily short fuse. And 30 years of bankruptcy, busts, mayhem-making and messy divorce have ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Killer: The Mercury Years

Review by Nick Tosches, Spin, March 1990

I'M SITTING there in Dennis Quaid's house, this white thing on La Sombra, last spring, a few months before that stiff Great Balls of Fire ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: New Daisy Theater, Memphis

Live Review by Robert Gordon, MOJO, December 1996

JERRY LEE LEWIS turned 61 and his seventh wife, Kerrie, threw him a party on Beale Street in his adopted hometown of Memphis. But Beale ...

Jerry Lee Lewis

Guide by Fred Dellar, MOJO, May 2002

A PERFORMER who personifies rock'n'roll, Louisiana's Jerry Lee is 'The Killer' – the wildman of the piano and the provider of a zillion headlines. ...

Natural Born Killer: Jerry Lee Lewis

Profile by Robert Gordon, Playboy, February 2005

IT'S A DECEMBER NIGHT and despite the chill, Jerry Lee Lewis wears flip flops, green and blue plaid pajama bottoms, and a loose nylon jacket ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Wild Man Of Rock 'N Roll Standing

Profile and Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, February 2007

The six wives, the shootings, the arrests, the addictions – Jerry Lee Lewis was the original wild man of rock'n'roll. And at 71, he still ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: A Ride In A Limo With The Killer

Interview by Jim Sullivan, JimSullivanInk.com, September 2013

N.B. This interview is taken from a 1985 story originally printed in the Boston Globe and later syndicated in other US papers, as well as ...

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