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Music: Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis (September 29, 1935): American rock and country pioneer, one of the Million Dollar Quartet with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, fellow Sun Records artists. Known primarily for hits such as "Great Balls of Fire", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", his Signature Style of piano-playing (flamboyant, with a lot of glissando, getting up on the piano, etc.), and the scandal that almost completely derailed his career. Later on, he reinvented himself as a fairly successful mainstream Country Music artist.

He has had his own Biopic and appeared in others.


Tropes associated with The Killer include:

  • Genre Shift: He had a fairly successful Country Music 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.
  • Kill It with Fire: Set his piano on fire on Television.
  • Red Baron: "The Killer Himself"
  • Small Reference Pools: Many people know him only for "Great Balls of Fire".

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alternative title(s): Jerry Lee Lewis
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