Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Killer Turns 75

In honor of Jerry Lee Lewis' 75th birthday today, here's a clip from 1964.  Lewis appeared on March 19 in Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, broadcast on Granada television in the U.K., one of the great rock & roll TV programs of the era, and the first of a three-leg stomp across England and Germany.  This Granada program was the first gig of the tour, and was born from Jerry Lee’s live reputation.  The whole amazing performance is worth watching, but here's the closer, an astonishing "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On":


A few weeks later, Lewis arrived at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany.  If you don't know what happened that night, you can read about it here.

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Here's a very recent cut, the title track of his new album, a cool version of Kris Kristofferson's "Mean Old Man":



Cheers, Killer!

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