->''"I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs''
->''I'm real nervous, but it sure is fun!''
->''C'mon baby, you drive me crazy''
->''Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!"''
-->-- "'''Great Balls of Fire'''"

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and country pioneer, as well as one of the Million Dollar Quartet with Music/ElvisPresley, Carl Perkins and Music/JohnnyCash, fellow [[Music/SamPhillips Sun Records]] artists.

Known primarily for such hits as "[[{{Fireballs}} Great Balls of Fire]]", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", his SignatureStyle of piano-playing (flamboyant, with a lot of ''glissando'', getting up on the piano, etc.), and the KissingCousins scandal that almost completely derailed his career. Later on, he reinvented himself as a fairly successful mainstream CountryMusic artist.

He has his own {{Biopic}}, ''Great Balls of Fire!'', where he is portrayed by Creator/DennisQuaid, and appeared in another, ''Film/WalkTheLine'', where he is portrayed by Waylon Payne.

Has no relation to the comedian Creator/JerryLewis.

!!Whole Lotta Tropin' Going On:

* CatchPhrase:
** "Think about it, darlin'"
** "When you're good, you're good!" (in conversation, not in song)
* GenreShift: He had a fairly successful CountryMusic career in the 1960s through 1980s, although even "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" and "Great Balls Of Fire" from his boogie-woogie days were #1 country hits.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his 1980 song "Rockin' My Life Away", which was actually a fairly prominent country hit, he somehow manages to slip in "mother-humpin'" in the middle of one of the last verses.
* HollywoodMidLifeCrisis: "Middle Age Crazy"
* IAmSong: Quite a few, beginning in the '50s with "Lewis Boogie". Also, "Rockin' My Life Away", "Boogie Woogie Country Man", "Honky Tonk Rock 'N' Roll Piano Man".
* KillItWithFire: Set his piano on fire on Television.
* LargeHam: Oh God yes....
* LyricalTic: He would often substitute the word "me" in lyrics with "Jerry Lee", i.e. "If you see Corrina, send her on home to Jerry Lee..."
* OdeToIntoxication: "Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee O-dee"
* RedBaron: "The Killer Himself"
* {{Rockabilly}} and RockAndRoll: He is seen as one of the pioneers of the genre and one of the essentials who popularized it.
* SmallReferencePools: Many people know him only for "Great Balls Of Fire".
* SuperGroup: The Million Dollar Freaking Quartet!, plus he made two albums with fellow Sun Records alumni: ''Survivors'', with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, and ''Class of 55'', with Cash, Perkins and Roy Orbison.