R.I.P Great Balls of Fire

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The film "Great Balls of Fire" starring Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee is based partially on his younger wife's recollections of the piano great. The film includes a humorous portrayal of Lewis's crazy evangelical cousin Jimmy Swaggart.
 
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Along w/ Elvis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and many other founders of rock and roll, Jerry Lee Lewis really was a great ball of fire.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/28/entertainment/jerry-lee-lewis-dead/index.html
Mum loved him. She said his popularity declined sharply in the UK after the infamous marriage.
He certainly had a unique sound.
I would have been absolutely nuts about rock and roll if I would have been a teenager in the 50s. Bill Hayley, Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard. Brilliant.
 
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I would have been absolutely nuts about rock and roll if I would have been a teenager in the 50s. Bill Hayley, Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard. Brilliant.
Yes. I've heard it said, correctly I believe, that whatever music you love from ages 14 to 16 is YOUR music and always will be. I really love a lot of 60's music but for me nothing will ever match the magic of Elvis, Jerry Lee, Fats, Little Richard, Buddy, etc. from the late 50's.
 
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I wasn't able to find anything from Google searches, but I heard and watched him at a little music hall, Oak Lodge, outside of Baldwin City, Kansas back in the 1970's
 

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