Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

Though he had only three Top Ten hits in the first phase of his career, many believe Jerry Lee Lewis was as talented a rock & roller as his Sun labelmate Elvis Presley. Nicknamed “The Killer,” he became almost as famous for his-edged persona as for his music. As a result Lewis fell off the map after delivering some of early rock’s most famous songs. But his life had a second act — he resurfaced as a hitmaking country artist — and he's still widely regarded as a rock legend.

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