Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Random Cutting - Jerry Lee Lewis and Wife, 13

Jerry Lee ‘The Killer’ Lewis was a very successful Louisiana born rock’n’roll pianist and singer who, like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, recorded for Sam Phillips in Memphis. In 1957 he married his 13 year-old first-cousin-once-removed, Myra Gale Brown, and brought her with him to England for a tour. Big mistake. The British press got hold of the story and that was pretty well the end of Lewis’ career both here and in America until a revival in the mid-1960’s. The marriage was the third of seven for Lewis, but it did last 14 years.

1 comment:

  1. Mattias Eklundh26 May 2015 at 03:54

    Thank you very much for posting this. It meant a lot to me! :)