Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana just eight months after the birth of Elvis Presley.
He played the piano with his cousins Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart.
He had a setback in his career when he married his third wife Myra Lewis who was a first cousin once removed in December of 1957. They would be married for 13 years. His next two wives both drowned in the swimming pool at the Lewis home.
After marrying his cousin he experienced a downturn in his career when the marriage caused him to have to accept $250 for a concert when he had been receiving $10,000 a concert previously.
Jerry Lee Lewis singing Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On in second appearance on the Steve Allen show in 1957.
Jerry Lee singing a medley of rock and roll hits on Midnight Special television show in 1973.
Jerry Lee singing Great Balls of Fire in 1997.
Jerry Lee singing in July of 2009 a country song She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye in Madrid, Spain.
Jerry Lee Lewis is now 74 and still active and in January he will enter his seventh decade of entertaining music fans in the United States and around the world.