Jerry Lee Lewis

1935 - Today

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Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Nicknamed the Killer, he has been described as "rock n' roll's first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century." A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Lee Lewis has received more than 9,312,701 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Jerry Lee Lewis is the 133rd most popular musician (up from 137th in 2019), the 771st most popular biography from United States (up from 784th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Musician.

Jerry Lee Lewis is most famous for his rock and roll music. He is also famous for marrying his 13-year-old cousin, Myra, in 1957.

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  • 4.74

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Among musicians, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 133 out of 2,675Before him are Chris Slade, Malcolm Young, Jascha Heifetz, Nam June Paik, Lady Gaga, and Nadia Boulanger. After him are Manu Dibango, Ice-T, Itzhak Perlman, George Martin, Nick Mason, and David Guetta.

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Among people born in 1935, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 31Before him are Bibi Andersson, Omar Sívori, Faisal II of Iraq, Mercedes Sosa, Mirella Freni, and Gherman Titov. After him are Omar Bongo, William Friedkin, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Maj Sjöwall, Giya Kancheli, and Miroslav Blažević.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 771 out of 15,968Before him are Mark Hamill (1951), Lady Gaga (1986), Sally Field (1946), Courteney Cox (1964), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), and June Carter Cash (1929). After him are Phil Jackson (1945), Ed Wood (1924), Gina Haspel (1956), Ice-T (1958), Alec Baldwin (1958), and Michio Kaku (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 36Before him are Alice Cooper (1948), Ritchie Valens (1941), Bill Evans (1929), Don Shirley (1927), Ray Manzarek (1939), and Lady Gaga (1986). After him are Ice-T (1958), Dave Brubeck (1920), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Herbie Hancock (1940), Quincy Jones (1933), and Don Cherry (1936).