Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jerry Lee Lewis Middle Age Crazy 1977

  The picture above shows Jerry Lee Lewis after he was arrested in Memphis after trying to climb the fence and break into Graceland to see Elvis Presley.

Jerry Lee is still alive and still rocking. He was in the Betty Ford clinic once and they kicked him out because he would not work or do chores. A guy who worked for Jerry Lee told them "Jerry Lee doesn't have to do anything but rock and roll."
  Click to enlarge the above which is an advertisment for Gus Stevens nightclub in Biloxi,Mississippi from around 1968.

In 1968 a friend of mine was playing at Gus Stevens nightclub in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was George Cummings who a year or two later founded the band Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show.
Jerry Lee Lewis came into the club after hours and the juke box was  playing some Beatles songs. Jerry Lee said, "Turn that(expletive deleted)off". George told Jerry Lee "Man let them have their day. You have already had yours". Jerry Lee then took umbrage at that statement and invited George out in the parking lot to fight.
Dick Van Dyke's brother Jerry Van Dyke happened to be present and he broke up the argument and cooled off the situation and kept the two from going to fist city.