the Jerry Lee Lewis Show
now there s a whole lot of shakin goin on
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is one of the original pioneers of rock and roll music, but his career was rocked by scandal, and he eventually made a transition to country music.
Jerry Lee Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In 2008 He was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 24 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2003, they listed his box set All Killer, No Filler: the anthology number 242 on their list of 500 greatest hits of all time .
After the massive success of his country crossover which included number one hits in the U.S. Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the pilot for his own t.v variety show. Despite the quality of this production, his notoriety with the TV studio power brokers meant that it was neither picked up nor shown. Thirty years on this fabulous DVD provides a unique opportunity to view the killer in his country prime working with probably the best Memphis-beats line up of all time.
Jerry Lee Lewis is a rock n roll icon, one of the true greats who will be remembered as one of the founding fathers of the genre. This TV special sees him joined by Jackie Wilson, Carl Perkins, Linda Gail Lewis, and many others.