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Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years Of The Killer Hosted By John Stamos To Air October 27 Benefitting World Vision
Jerry Lee Lewis Birthday Celebration Features Appearances By Elton John, President Bill Clinton, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Joe Walsh, Mickey Gilley, Jimmy Swaggart, Chris Janson, Tom Jones And More
Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years Of The Killer
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 13, 2020) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon and the “Last Man Standing,” Jerry Lee Lewis, will celebrate his 85th birthday with his millions of fans around the world. The virtual livestream event, hosted by actor John Stamos, will feature performances and well wishes from friends and fans of Lewis including Elton John, President Bill Clinton, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack and Joe Walsh, among many others. The evening will feature a special moment, the first time in forty years that Jerry Lee has been in the same room with his famous cousins, country legend Mickey Gilley and iconic televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.
Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years of The Killer will air on Tuesday, October 27 at 8pm ET/7pm CT via Jerry Lee Lewis’ official Facebook and YouTube channels and JerryLeeLewis.com. The event will benefit World Vision, a Christian organization working to help communities lift themselves out of poverty. For good.
Celebrities lined up to celebrate “The Killer” include President Bill Clinton, Billy F Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Janson, Elton John, Jacob Tolliver, James Burton, Jerry Phillips, Jimmy Swaggart, Joe Walsh, Lee Ann Womack, Linda Gail Lewis, Lindsay Ell, Marty Stuart, Mickey Gilley, The Beach Boy’s Mike Love, Priscilla Presley, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson and Wink Martindale along with appearances from Jerry Lee Lewis’ road band, Kenny Lovelace, Ray Gann and Kenny Aronoff. An additional lineup announcement will follow in the coming weeks.
Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years of The Killer is being produced by Zach Farnum / 117 Entertainment in association with Jeff Franklin and Tisha Fein.
In the 1950’s, Jerry Lee Lewis Lewis was a pioneer in creating a new era of music along with the rest of the Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Lewis) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inaugural class. Now in his 8th decade of popularity, he has entertained millions of fans around the world, crossed genre boundaries and spread quintessential American music to the masses. Music historians credit Lewis with influencing artists in Country, Rock n’ Roll, Rockabilly, R&B, Soul and Gospel music still today. His 1991 album All Killer, No Filler was just included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 2020 list of the Greatest Albums of All Time. He continuously ranks among the most iconic artists by music critics everywhere and is one of the most influential artists alive today.
About Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time best singer-songwriters, musicians and pianists. He was born in 1935 to Mamie and Elmo Lewis of Ferriday, Louisiana. In November of ‘56 Jerry Lee made his way to Memphis, Tennessee where he would join Sun Records and launch hit records with “Crazy Arms,” “Whole Lotta Shakin,’”, and “Great Balls of Fire.” Jerry Lee, along with his friends Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins would become known as the Million Dollar Quartet and there is not any part of music that their influences haven’t touched. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s very first class of inductees, “The Killer” holds numerous awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other honors. He is truly rock n’ roll’s first great wildman, and shows no signs of stopping, touring around the globe and recording new music still today. Visit www.jerryleelewis.com to follow “The Killer.”
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/media-center/ or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.
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