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Did Jerry Lee Lewis really light a piano on fire?

Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020

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In one interview with Lewis, who was in his 70s at the time, the singer told Heath that he did indeed burn the piano. When the reporter asked Brown about the piano incident, he responded, "No, he ain't never set no piano on fire. He tore a lot of them up."

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Considering this, who set their piano on fire?

Jerry Lee Lewis

Secondly, how did Jerry Lee Lewis learn piano? The young Jerry Lee taught himself how to play piano, and by age 9 he was copying the style of traveling preachers and black musicians from the Delta. Recognizing his talent, his parents mortgaged their farm to buy him his first piano. The late 1950s were an exciting time to be a rock musician.

Additionally, who originally sang Great Balls of Fire?

Jerry Lee Lewis

What singer married a 13 year old?

Jerry Lee Lewis, veteran rock-and-roll singer/songwriter who married his 13-year-old cousin in 1957, has said "I do" to another member of his extended family.

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Why do they call Jerry Lee Lewis the killer?

By this time, Lewis had also developed some of his famous stage antics, such as playing standing up and even lighting the occasional piano on fire. He had such energy and enthusiasm in his performances that he earned the nickname "The Killer" for the way he knocked out his audiences. Lewis appeared to be on a roll.

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How long was Jerry Lee Lewis married to his cousin?

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What is the big ball of fire?

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Did Jerry Lee Lewis take piano lessons?

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How many wives has Jerry Lee Lewis had?

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Who did Jerry Lee Lewis kill?

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Who was Jerry Lewis married to?

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How did Jerry Lee Lewis get his start?

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