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Jerry Lee Lewis

Image for Jerry Lee Lewis
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
Jerry Lee Lewis (b. 1935) one of the first rockabilly artists, was known for his hit songs "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (1957) and "Great Balls of Fire" (1961). Lewis's flamboyant style and sound grew out of his Louisiana upbringing, a mix of traditional country and gospel, boogie woogie on the radio, and music he heard at his uncle's honky-tonk.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Horenstein, Henry
negative
1975
print
2003
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name
photograph
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ID Number
2003.0169.101
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.101
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston