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The Resource Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg

Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg

Label
Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story
Title
Jerry Lee Lewis
Title remainder
his own story
Statement of responsibility
Rick Bragg
Creator
Contributor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," that gave rock and roll its devil's edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin--his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock--and survived it all to be hailed as "one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience""--
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bragg, Rick
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.L534
LC item number
B73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Jerry Lee
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Jerry Lee
  • Lewis, Jerry Lee
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
Label
Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jolson in the river -- The father of waters -- Whiskey in the ditches two feet deep -- The big house -- Mr. Paul -- Sun -- "I been wantin' to meet that piano player" -- Too hot to rock -- England -- "Who wants some of this?" -- American wilderness -- "He who steals my name" -- Jet planes and hearses -- The year of the gun -- "Babies in the air" -- The fork in the road -- Last man standing -- Stone garden -- Epilogue: Killer
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062078223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn859586305
Label
Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story, Rick Bragg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jolson in the river -- The father of waters -- Whiskey in the ditches two feet deep -- The big house -- Mr. Paul -- Sun -- "I been wantin' to meet that piano player" -- Too hot to rock -- England -- "Who wants some of this?" -- American wilderness -- "He who steals my name" -- Jet planes and hearses -- The year of the gun -- "Babies in the air" -- The fork in the road -- Last man standing -- Stone garden -- Epilogue: Killer
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062078223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn859586305

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