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Jerry Lee Lewis
About Jerry Lee Lewis
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis performs at Harrah's Resort on April 12, 2014. Get your tickets now for his Atlantic City concert!
Jerry Lee Lewis began playing the piano at age 9, copying the styles of preachers and black musicians. He signed with Sun Records in 1956 and quickly became a star. He was inducted into the first class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
With his innovative and flamboyant piano playing style, Jerry Lee Lewis emerged as one of rock and roll’s early showmen in the 1950s. His musical talents became apparent early on in life as he taught himself to play piano and sang in church growing up. Lewis listened to such radio shows as the Grand Old Opry and Louisiana Hayride. Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Al Jolson were some of his early influences.
This nearly lifelong musician and singer continues to record new music and perform around the world. For 2006's Last Man Standing, Lewis sang a number of rock, blues, and country classics with some help from such famous admirers as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy. Collaborator Kristofferson described Lewis as "one of the few who can do rock 'n' roll, country or soul, and every song is authentic." He told USA Today that Lewis is "one of the best American voices ever."