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Jerry Lee Lewis, his own story, Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis, his own story, Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis
individual biography
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Jerry Lee Lewis
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Responsibility statement
Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis
Sub title
his own story
"A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," that gave rock and roll its devil's edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin--his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock--and survived it all to be hailed as "one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience"" --, from publisher's web site
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