Happy Birthday to my Hero- Jerry Lee Lewis
JERRY LEE IS 87!!!
Chattanooga, TN: Jerry Lee is now 87!
I first saw Jerry Lee in Nashville at George Jones Possum Club. This was the fall of 1977. My friend Jim and I rolled into town and heard an ad on the radio for George Jones’ Possum Club. I think the cover was 5 bucks. 5 bucks for Boxcar Willie, George Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis!
I first met Jerry Lee when he did our Jamboree USA show in Wheeling, WV. Believe it or not, he was amped up on something, but he was a consummate performer. Never missed a note.
I remember Jamboree Director, Mike Hopkins (Loretta Lynn’s former bus driver) begging Jerry Lee to please not light the piano on fire. It was a real fine piano that the Wheeling Symphony used.
Alas, Jerry Lee behaved and put on a great show.
I’ll never forget it!
Miller in the Morning