Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career #DailyMail

Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career

Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career #DailyMail

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) Rockabilly and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer".  Lewis had hits in the late 1950s with songs such as "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On",  However, Lewis' rock 'n' roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his young cousin. He had little success in the charts following the scandal until his popularity recovered in the late 1960s after he extended his career to country and western music.

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) Rockabilly and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer". Lewis had hits in the late 1950s with songs such as "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", However, Lewis' rock 'n' roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his young cousin. He had little success in the charts following the scandal until his popularity recovered in the late 1960s after he extended his career to country and western music.

Jerry Lee Lewis Born September 29th, 1935 Key Tracks Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Breathless Influenced Elton John, Kid Rock, John Fogerty via Rolling Stone

100 Greatest Singers of All Time

Jerry Lee Lewis Born September 29th, 1935 Key Tracks Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Breathless Influenced Elton John, Kid Rock, John Fogerty via Rolling Stone

Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, and his cousin, Myra Brown, 13, whom he took as his third wife before divorcing his second.  (1958 AP Photo)

Myra Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis' 13-year-old bride, speaks out

Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, and his cousin, Myra Brown, 13, whom he took as his third wife before divorcing his second. (1958 AP Photo)

YOUNG LOVE.  Jerry Lee Lewis holds his cousin & new wife Myra Gale Brown - 1957.

YOUNG LOVE. Jerry Lee Lewis holds his cousin & new wife Myra Gale Brown - 1957.

Jerry Lee Lewis aka The Killer   Roger Melvin cousin to Jerry lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis aka The Killer Roger Melvin cousin to Jerry lee Lewis

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