.

Jerry Lee Lewis Marries Cousin's Ex-Wife

Rocker previously married cousin's 13-year-old sister

Jerry Lee Lewis performs in Chicago in 2011.
Paul Warner/WireImage
March 30, 2012 10:44 AM ET

Jerry Lee Lewis has married his cousin's ex-wife, CNN reports. This is the seventh marriage for the 76-year-old rocker, who wed Judith Brown on March 9th in Natchez, Mississippi. Brown was once married to Lewis' cousin Rusty Brown.

Lewis is no stranger to unconventional paths to romance. The singer infamously married his cousin, Myra Gale Brown - Rusty's sister – when he was 23 and she was only 13-years-old back in 1958. This marriage, a tabloid sensation at the time, tarnished Lewis' reputation and did some damage to his career.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com