Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls Of Fire

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Jerry Lee Lewis Introduction “Great Balls of Fire!” Jerry Lee Lewis was a crazy man who hit the rock scene and changed it forever! His contribution to rock and roll is still recognized today, along with, his music that can be heard in movies and in other artists’ recordings. Jerry Lee Lewis added his own outrageous style to performances and was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame, making him the most influential star up to today. Childhood Jerry’s music career began in his childhood. Jerry Lee Lewis got his first piano from his father when he was nine. He had been taking lessons from his aunt,whenever he visited, so when his father noticed, he requested a house loan to pay for a new one (Carlin, 2006). Without Jerry’s support from his father and aunt, Jerry probably wouldn’t have gotten to be the star he is today. Jerry started out performing music in public, at an early age. At First, he…show more content…
Most of the time when you think of Jerry Lee Lewis, you think of the song, " Great Balls of Fire," or " Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On,". That is because they both were rated #1 on the pop, country, and R&B list. "Great Balls of Fire," even sold more than half of a million copies. The next two best sales for Jerry's songs were 5,000 sales for the songs, "Breathless," and "High School Confidential," (Pareles & Romanowski, 1983). Jerry made many songs that you may know from the radio, movies, or even performed by other musicians. Not everyone may have known it was originally his song, but people who did know him, loved him for them! Also, if you see a man singing while standing on or using his arms and feet to play the piano, you can know, right away, that it is Jerry. Jerry was wacky on the piano. Sometimes he even set it on fire (Carlin, 2006)! Most of the things that Jerry was well known for were his insane acts! Those were definitely not all of Jerry's achievements,

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