Jerry Lee Lewis

Comedian Jerry Lewis died Sunday. Singer Jerry Lee Lewis did not.
"O Wagner, westward bring thy heavenly art, No trifler thou: Siegfried and Wotan be Names for big ballads of the modern heart
JK: I know: Spotify gives you everything, so this question is no longer relevant. But... Desert Island Disks: your choices
Beloved singer and recording artist Sir Tom Joneshas a new 13 song CD, Long Lost Suitcase on S-Curve Records. The album's first single and video, "Elvis Presley Blues," is about the man who would become Jones' friend in the 1960s.
Everybody knew "What'd I Say," an early crossover hit, a basic 12-bar riff that I practiced on my guitar since I was 13 years old, but this was a live album, "Ray Charles in Person," recorded in Atlanta in May 1959.
It was winter, 1971, my last semester as a philosophy major at Bucknell University. Studying Plato, Kant, Sartre and company had been invaluable for its own sake; that it had taught me to think critically and act decisively was a bonus.
Jordan Witzigreuter: "I wrote a bunch of songs -- 70 or so -- over the past two years, and only a few of those 70 were even considered for this album. I tend to like a song when I finish it, give it a week, and then I'm over it, so the ones that made the cut were the ones I still felt passionately about."
NL: Life's good, man. I'm excited to rush home Easter Sunday for a night, hang out with my beautiful Jersey girl wife of
Hey Leon, Life Journey, your latest album, was recorded with Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt, Elton John...you have an awful lot of friends rooting for you. Do you feel the love?
"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."
Picture it. It's December 4, 1956. The place: Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis, TN. The 'Father of Rock 'n' Roll,' Sam Phillips, who discovered all four musical icons, unite Elvis, Jerry Lee, Carl and Johnny for an impromptu recording session that is now labeled 'one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions of all time.'
Hollywood headlines come and go, but it's -- by far -- the more scandalous ones that capture the imagination of the public at large. We tend to glaze over the newest Hollywood couple sighting, baby births or the bikini flavor of the week, but for some reason, we perk up if the headline has 'scandal' written all over it.
Christie Brinkley tied the knot four times, but that's nothing compared to some of the stars on this list.
Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?
If you were to ask me, "How does that work?" I would say "It's all musical affinity," and it's very hard to explain why you're on somebody else's wavelength.
When it comes to pianists, only one -- goodness gracious! -- is a great ball of fire. I refer, of course, to Jerry Lee Zezima.
At age 84, Joe has lost none of his comic timing. When I reminded him of the good deed he'd done for me so long ago, he paused for a beat and said, "Yeah, I sure am a great guy, aren't I?"
Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.