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Jerry Lee Lewis, 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Jerry Lee Lewis (vocals, piano; born September 29, 1935) is the wild man of rock and roll, embodying its most reckless and high-spirited impulses. On such piano-pounding rockers from the late 1950s as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” Lewis combined a ferocious, boogie instrumental style with rowdy, uninhibited vocals.

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Archival Resources


  • Adam Fields Collection on Great Balls of Fire
    Promotional materials, audiovisual materials, and scripts primarily to related the 1989 film Great Balls of Fire, but also to Jerry Lee Lewis. The files contains audiocassettes, a presskit, photographs, posters, programs, prop newspapers, scripts, slides, and videotapes.
  • Collection on Jerry Lee Lewis
    Screenplay for the movie Great Balls of Fire (based on the life of Jerry Lee Lewis), a contract between Trump's Castle Associates and Lewis, and 4" x 6" color photographs of Lewis with friends and family.
  • Photographs of Jerry Lee Lewis
    Three black-and-white portraits of Lewis taken in October 2010 by Sandrine Lee. A fourth photograph is of a piano, presumably located in Lewis' home; and a fifth is a mock-up of the cover for the magazine Twisted South, with one of the portraits on the cover.
  • Stephen Lacy Collection
    Twenty-eight videotapes (U-Matic, U-Matic S, Betacam), one audiocassette, and three files of notes, letters, fan publications, and publications, the majority of which are related to Lewis.

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