Picture: Jerry Lee Lewis promotes his appearance at the London Rock 'n' Roll Festival 2008 at a press conference at Royal Garden Hotel London,England - 24.10.08
Jerry Lee Lewis was stunned when he met John Lennon in the 1970s - because the Beatles star dropped to his knees and kissed the rock legend's feet.
Lennon credited piano great Lewis with paving the way for bands like the Fab Four, and insisted on thanking his idol when they met backstage at iconic Los Angeles concert venue The Roxy during the Beatles' heyday.
In a new interview with GQ magazine, Lewis recalls, "He kissed my feet. I had no idea he was going to do that. My boy was there, Junior. He said, 'Dad, dad, is that John Lennon?'
"I said, 'Yes it is John Lennon.' He done (sic) it, and he said, 'I just wanted you to know you are the man who made it possible for me to be a star in rock 'n' roll music.'
"I just kind of froze. Nobody has ever done that."