Photograph by Jim Simpson

JERRY LEE LEWIS / 1964 / THE MAYOR’S PARLOUR, WEST BROMWICH

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper.

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Description

JERRY LEE LEWIS, pianist, singer and songwriter was, not without good reason, known as The Killer. His stage performances were primitive, seemingly barely under control, anarchic but unequalled. He is one of the three men who best embodied the spirit of Rock & Roll. The other two? Chuck Berry and Little Richard, naturally. Lewis was one of the stars of Sun Records in Memphis where his label-mates were Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. His rise to international fame was meteoric, fuelled by the massive 1957 hit Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On. Lewis was selling more records than Elvis, but his career suffered catastrophically when his marriage to his 13 year old cousin was made public. The scandal caused his performance fees to plummet from $10,000 a night to $250. Lewis steadily rebuilt his career with consistently fine recordings and his legendary stage shows. His box-set All Killer, No Filler is listed by Rolling Stone in their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and his contribution to Rock and Roll is enormous.