Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story

Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story

Paperback(Reprint)

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Overview

The life of Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the most dramatic and tormented in rock 'n' roll history. Hellfire is a wild, riveting, and beautifully written biography that received universal acclaim on its original publication and remains one of the most remarkable biographies ever written.
Born in Louisiana to a family legacy of great courage and greater wildness, Jerry Lee was torn throughout his life between a demanding Pentecostal God and the Devil of alcohol, drugs, and the boogie-woogie piano. At fourteen he began performing publicly, and at twenty-two he recorded "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", which propelled him to stardom. But almost immediately, news of his marriage to his thirteen-year-old cousin nearly destroyed his career. Over the next twenty years, Jerry Lee would rise again as a country star, and lose it all to his addictions to alcohol, drugs, and his own fame. Hellfire is an audacious, artful look directly into the soul of a rock 'n' roll legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802135667
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/22/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

A journalist who has also written three novels, Nick Tosches is an acclaimed biographer whose unconventional books -- Dino and The Devil and Sonny Liston among them -- illuminate some of America's more controversial, overshadowed talents.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

1949

Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey

Education:

High school

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