Thursday, November 19, 2009

Goodness gracious...

great balls of fire! Today in rock history, in 1949, a 14-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis makes his debut at the opening of a Ford dealership in Ferriday, Lousiana. He plays "Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee." Man, I wish we had some video of that performance! Well, “The Killer” is still out there knockin’ ‘em dead at the age of 74. 2010 will see a new CD album and DVD release as Jerry continues his career. 2009 also marks the sixtieth year since Jerry Lee's first public performance. In August 2009, in advance of his new album, a single entitled "Mean Old Man" was released for download. It was written by Kris Kristofferson. An EP featuring this song and four more was also released on on November 11. On October 29, 2009, Lewis opened the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. Here is some audio of that performance. Thanks to and for the info, and keep on rockin’!

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