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The Resource Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg

Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg

Label
Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story
Title
Jerry Lee Lewis
Title remainder
his own story
Statement of responsibility
Rick Bragg
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Draws on more than two years of interviews between the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee to document Lewis' rebellious youth, marriages, party lifestyle, IRS setbacks and brushes with death
Summary
"A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," that gave rock and roll its devil's edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin--his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women;nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock--and survived it all to be hailed as "one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience""--
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
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10358413
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.L534
LC item number
B73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jolson in the river -- The father of waters -- Whiskey in the ditches two feet deep -- The big house -- Mr. Paul -- Sun -- "I been wantin' to meet that piano player" -- Too hot to rock -- England -- "Who wants some of this?" -- American wilderness -- "He who steals my name" -- Jet planes and hearses -- The year of the gun -- "Babies in the air" -- The fork in the road -- Last man standing -- Stone garden -- Epilogue: Killer
Control code
20355350
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062078223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn859586305
  • (OCoLC)859586305
Label
Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jolson in the river -- The father of waters -- Whiskey in the ditches two feet deep -- The big house -- Mr. Paul -- Sun -- "I been wantin' to meet that piano player" -- Too hot to rock -- England -- "Who wants some of this?" -- American wilderness -- "He who steals my name" -- Jet planes and hearses -- The year of the gun -- "Babies in the air" -- The fork in the road -- Last man standing -- Stone garden -- Epilogue: Killer
Control code
20355350
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062078223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn859586305
  • (OCoLC)859586305

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