Great Balls of Fire
#2 in 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis was born September 29, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana, to the poor family of Elmo and Mamie Lewis. He began playing piano in his youth with his two cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. His parents mortgaged their farm to buy him a piano. He now lives on a ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi with his family. Jerry continues his epic career. 2009 also marks the sixtieth year since Jerry Lee's first public performance when he performed "“Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" at a car dealership on November 19, 1949 in Ferriday Louisiana. Lewis died at his home on October 28, 2022, in Nesbit, Mississippi, at the age of 87. Lewis' funeral was held on November 5, 2022, in his hometown of Ferriday, Louisiana. The service was officiated by his cousin Jimmy Swaggart and Swaggart's son.
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