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Jerry Lee Lewis

1935 - 2022

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Jerry Lee Lewis (September 29, 1935 – October 28, 2022) was an American pianist, singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "The Killer", he was described as "rock 'n' roll's first great wild man". A pioneer of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1952 at Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana, and early recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Lee Lewis has received more than 14,564,185 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Jerry Lee Lewis is the 185th most popular musician (down from 133rd in 2019), the 1,069th most popular biography from United States (down from 771st in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Musician.

Jerry Lee Lewis is famous for being a pioneering rock and roll musician and pianist, known for hits such as "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On."

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  • 61.69

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  • 46

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  • 3.51

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  • 4.85

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Among musicians, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 185 out of 2,662Before him are Emil Gilels, Gene Simmons, George Martin, John Paul Jones, Ian Paice, and José Feliciano. After him are Alicia Keys, Paolo Conte, Muddy Waters, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Amy Winehouse, and Kitarō.

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Among people born in 1935, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 40Before him are Harvey J. Alter, Miroslav Blažević, Mirella Freni, Giya Kancheli, David Harvey, and Jim Peebles. After him are William Friedkin, Satoshi Ōmura, Sylvia Earle, Danilo Kiš, Mylène Demongeot, and Wim Duisenberg. Among people deceased in 2022, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 54Before him are William Hurt, Louise Fletcher, Issei Sagawa, Stanislav Shushkevich, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, and Ayaz Mutallibov. After him are Arata Isozaki, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Claes Oldenburg, Ivana Trump, Francisco Álvarez Martínez, and Mylène Demongeot.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 1,069 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Flory (1910), Dean Stockwell (1936), Courteney Cox (1964), Butch Cassidy (1866), Vincent Price (1911), and Jane Russell (1921). After him are Joanne Woodward (1930), Daniel Bell (1919), Guy Williams (1924), Peter Eisenman (1932), G. Stanley Hall (1846), and Alicia Keys (1981).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jerry Lee Lewis ranks 53Before him are Dave Brubeck (1920), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Willie Nelson (1933), Herbie Hancock (1940), Keith Jarrett (1945), and Chris Isaak (1956). After him are Alicia Keys (1981), Muddy Waters (1913), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Joe Satriani (1956), Pete Seeger (1919), and Snoop Dogg (1971).