2022-10-28

Young Jerry Lewis smiling for a portrait
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  September 29, 1935
  • Date of Death:  October 28, 2022
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Jerry Lee Lewis was concerned his music was leading people to Hell

Jerry Lee Lewis was a famous singer-pianist and rock 'n' roll pioneer. He passed away on October 28, 2022. Lewis was married seven times, and his wife Judith said, "He told her, in his final days, that he welcomed the hereafter, and that he was not afraid." Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and, in 2005, received the Recording Lifetime Achievement Award. He is widely known for the song "Great Balls of Fire."

Jerry Lee Lewis Religious Facts and Life Details

Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Ferriday Louisiana, on September 29, 1935. He began playing piano at a young age and was involved in local music clubs. His musical career started taking off in 1952 with recordings in New Orleans and later doing a 20 minute radio segment for a weekend show in Natchez, MS. He was married twice in his teens.

According to Lewis, he was a Christian and was "concerned by the sinful nature of his own material, which he believed was leading him and his audience to Hell."


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