Jerry Lee Lewis Gives Uncomfortable Birthday Interview

JERRY LEE LEWIS is celebrating his 75th birthday today (29th September 2010), despite giving an uncomfortable Q&A session at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum on Tuesday. CNN report that the legendary singer-songwriter "sat at a piano and mumbled brief answers to a moderator's questions."
Lewis, also known as 'The Killer', is famed for his hits 'Great Balls of Fire' and 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On', but he was reluctant to go into detail about his career during the talk, instead choosing to give short direct answers. When asked about his Sun Records label-mate CARL PERKINS, Lewis said, "A great guy, a very dear friend", before describing CHUCK BERRY as "Awesome, fantastic", and then sharing his reaction upon meeting THE BEATLES, "Those boys are gonna be big". A question about how often the singer sits down at a piano was brushed aside with the response, "A little bit".
Lewis is currently on the promotional trail for his new album 'Mean Old Man', which features KEITH RICHARDS, and when asked whether the record's title referred to himself, he laughed, "No. I just heard the demo on it and I said, 'That is a hit'"


Contactmusic

Tags: Jerry Lee Lewis - CNN - Chuck Berry - Beatles - Keith Richards

Advertisement

More Jerry Lee Lewis

Walking In Memphis! Check Out The History Of This Tennessee City From Budweiser Made in America

Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous...

Jack Clements, Country Music Icon, Dies Of Cancer Aged 82

Jack Clement, a Nashville country music legend, died yesterday (8th August) at the age of 82. He had been suffering from cancer of the liver...

Jerry Lee Lewis - Last Man Standing

Jerry Lee Lewis (and guests) Last Man Standing Album Review Johnny Cash's last few albums showed how much life there is in the ageing-star album....

Advertisement

Comments

mickeyt328's picture

mickeyt328

1st off. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.JERRY LEE LEWISYou have rocked and rolled this Nation for many years,no matter what the answers were to the questions.The Killer helped write the book on Rock & Roll, if todays music has any grit they surely learned it from one of the true Masters.I Hope your Birthday is a very special one and keep a rockin.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322489154

3 years 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

geronimo's picture

geronimo

Hello JERRY LEE,happy b-day.I love your new cd.Anyway all of your records are GREAT.Love you.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322489155

3 years 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

Jerry Lee Lewis Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jerry Lee Lewis

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All