Jerry Lee Lewis


Jerry Lee Lewis (b. 1935) one of the first rockabilly artists, was known for his hit songs "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (1957) and "Great Balls of Fire" (1961). Lewis's flamboyant style and sound grew out of his Louisiana upbringing, a mix of traditional country and gospel, boogie woogie on the radio, and music he heard at his uncle's honky-tonk.

Negative: 1975Print: 2003

Associated Name: Lewis, Jerry LeeMaker: Horenstein, Henry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Horenstein, Henry

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0169.101Accession Number: 2003.0169Catalog Number: 2003.0169.101

Object Name: photograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_1271271

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