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RIP Jerry Lee Lewis #3089922
10/28/22 01:13 PM
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Dead at 87. "The Killer" has left the building.

Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: 318 Stroker] #3089947
10/28/22 02:37 PM
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The man had a talent that was enequalled. And he was a survivor, the last of his breed.

I saw him perform 3 times in the 80's, and that is the era when he was really at his best. When I saw him at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, he had just recovered from a stomach infection that had nearly killed him. He had 2 chick's in long fur coats walk him out across the stage to the piano. The sound system was junk, and the band was drowning out the piano. When he was about midway thru the 3rd song, he stopped playing abruptly and signaled the band to stop. He said into the mike, "can y'all hear the piano?" The audience hollered no. Your could tell he was pissed. He got up and unplugged everything except his mike and the pianos mike. Then calming down, he went back to the piano and did about 3 more songs without the band, and he was awesome! The sound crew was scrambling around trying to fix things, then the band came back in. I'll never forget that show.

Then I saw him at the Carlton Celebrity Room. His wife had passed away the day before, and nobody knew if he'd show. Paul Revere and the raiders opened, and then the suspense started. When he came out on the stage, he sat down at the piano. He sat there, and the room was silent for about a minute, but it seemed like 10. Then he stood up, picked up the microphone, and in a very somber voice he said " Every body was wondering if I'd be here tonight. And people asked me why I'm here tonight. Well, I've passed a lot of caskets in my time. It seems the only thing that stays, that is always there, is you, my audience. Playing the piano for you is my therapy. I love you people." You could have heard a pin drop.
Then he sat down and put on great show. But he did forget the words in the middle of a song, it seemed like his mind was elsewhere. But he was a guy who could talk in the middle of a song and not loose a beat. So while the piano and the band kept playing, he said "I don't usually forget the words to that." The audience reminded him, he resumed singing. Another unforgettable occasion.

I also saw him at the We in 83 country music fest. I got up the the front row. (Except for the VIP seating) I have some pictures I need to find of that.


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Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: 318 Stroker] #3089949
10/28/22 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 318 Stroker
Dead at 87. "The Killer" has left the building.


That rumor was posted a day or so ago and found to be in error. Is it for sure this time?


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Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: John Brown] #3089959
10/28/22 03:02 PM
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[quote=318 Stroker]Dead at 87. "The Killer" has left the building.


That rumor was posted a day or so ago and found to be in error. Is it for sure this time?


After I posted, I was told about the earlier rumor. But it's all over the news from multiple news sources.

Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: 318 Stroker] #3089961
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Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: mopars4ever] #3090072
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There are more reliable sources than TMZ that say he is still alive twocents

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Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: fourgearsavoy] #3090085
10/28/22 09:55 PM
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I though he had already been bead for years now.

Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: migsBIG] #3090093
10/28/22 11:37 PM
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His own website confirms that he has passed. https://jerryleelewis.com/


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Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: Hemi_Joel] #3090095
10/28/22 11:48 PM
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The man was definitely a legend. I always found it interesting that he was cousins to country singer Mickey Gilley and televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Sinners and saviors?

I would have loved to see him on stage in 1958 as he probably had the horsepower of a nitro infested 392 HEMI, blown or injected, depending on the song or the venue.

God Bless the Killer!

Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: BEELINE] #3090123
10/29/22 06:57 AM
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Very talented man. I have lots of his music in my rotation.

Would love to be able to tell you my Dad and I got to see him live. We had our tickets, but he got to drunk to perform, and they had to cancel the show. rolleyes


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Re: RIP Jerry Lee Lewis [Re: BEELINE] #3090249
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I would have loved to see him on stage in 1958 as he probably had the horsepower of a nitro infested 392 HEMI, blown or injected, depending on the song or the venue.

There was a tavern here in town that he appeared in, sometime late 50s. When he finished the piano needed retuned.
There was a picture of him playing that night on the wall and told the story.







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