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Geezer Watch: Jerry Lee Still Shakin’

In Dave Smith on September 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm


Please indulge me. This man’s music, along with Chuck Berry and Elvis, shook many of us out of our high school stupors into a whole new world of freedom and fun-lovin’ craziness. In performance he would often kick the piano bench clear across the stage, and pound the keyboard with the heel of his boot. Many days at lunchtime I would walk a block to Bill’s Breeze-In from Miami Senior High School, order a burger and fries, drop a nickle in the jukebox, and play Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On. “Hey, Bill, turn it up!”…

See also Million Dollar Quartet on Broadway


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