Jerry Lee Lewis (September 29, 1935): American rock and country pioneer, one of the Million Dollar Quartet with Music/ElvisPresley, Carl Perkins and Music/JohnnyCash, fellow [[Music/SamPhillips Sun Records]] artists. Known primarily for hits such 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 had his own {{Biopic}} and appeared in [[WalkTheLine others]].

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!!Tropes associated with The Killer include:

* 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.
* KillItWithFire: Set his piano on fire on Television.
* RedBaron: "The Killer Himself"
* SmallReferencePools: Many people know him only for "Great Balls of Fire".
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