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Known for hits like Whole Lotta of Shakin’ Goin On, Great Balls of Fire and High School Confidential, the musician had been suffering from various health issues since 2019.

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At the age of 87, rock & roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis died this Friday at his home in Mississippi, south of Memphis (Tennessee), United States, US media confirmed.

Lewis, remembered for his successes in the 1950s, had been suffering from various health problems since 2019, after suffering a stroke that forced him to cancel all his concerts and public appearances.

Born in 1935 in Louisiana, Lewis began at the age of 9 playing a piano that his father, a carpenter, acquired after mortgaging his house.

Inspired by the African-American musicians who performed in bars in that area of ​​the United States, the young man shaped his own style with which he debuted in venues at a very young age.

Just as Elvis Presley was beginning his career, Lewis traveled to Memphis to record his first songs, which spawned hits like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless,” which made his name. in the thriving music industry of the time.

The artist, who was known as The Killer (the assassin), for his fierceness when interpreting and also for his temperament, was an icon of rock & roll at the same time as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

Last Wednesday, TMZ magazine erroneously reported his death, setting off alarm bells about his critical condition.

At the age of 87, rock & roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis died this Friday at his home in Mississippi, south of Memphis (Tennessee), United States, US media confirmed.

Lewis, remembered for his successes in the 1950s, had been suffering from various health problems since 2019, after suffering a stroke that forced him to cancel all his concerts and public appearances.

Born in 1935 in Louisiana, Lewis began at the age of 9 playing a piano that his father, a carpenter, acquired after mortgaging his house.

Inspired by the African-American musicians who performed in bars in that area of ​​the United States, the young man shaped his own style with which he debuted in venues at a very young age.

Just as Elvis Presley was beginning his career, Lewis traveled to Memphis to record his first songs, which spawned hits like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless,” which made his name. in the thriving music industry of the time.

The artist, who was known as The Killer (the assassin), for his fierceness when interpreting and also for his temperament, was an icon of rock & roll at the same time as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

Last Wednesday, TMZ magazine erroneously reported his death, setting off alarm bells about his critical condition.

At the age of 87, rock & roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis died this Friday at his home in Mississippi, south of Memphis (Tennessee), United States, US media confirmed.

Lewis, remembered for his successes in the 1950s, had been suffering from various health problems since 2019, after suffering a stroke that forced him to cancel all his concerts and public appearances.

Born in 1935 in Louisiana, Lewis began at the age of 9 playing a piano that his father, a carpenter, acquired after mortgaging his house.

Inspired by the African-American musicians who performed in bars in that area of ​​the United States, the young man shaped his own style with which he debuted in venues at a very young age.

Just as Elvis Presley was beginning his career, Lewis traveled to Memphis to record his first songs, which spawned hits like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless,” which made his name. in the thriving music industry of the time.

The artist, who was known as The Killer (the assassin), for his fierceness when interpreting and also for his temperament, was an icon of rock & roll at the same time as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

Last Wednesday, TMZ magazine erroneously reported his death, setting off alarm bells about his critical condition.

Source: radio.uchile.cl

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