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Great balls of fire

Another pioneer of rock’n’roll bites the dust — Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away at the age of 87 “from natural causes”. A very young British guitarist by the name of Ritchie Blackmore got his feet wet in Jerry Lee’s British touring band in the early 1960s.

Thanks to BraveWords for the heads up.



5 Comments to “Great balls of fire”:

  1. 1
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    Yep. He told Ritchie, “Very good, boy!” when he noticed that Ritchie was able to play the guitar one-handed while talking to him.

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Not only that, he even offered to take him to America with him, but Ritchie was still a minor, not that such legal intricacies ever really held the deceased unduly back from much! But JLL’s notoriety probably gave Ritchie’s parents some doubts.

    What a trailblazer he was. It’s a wonder that he actually reached the age he did.

    Very good obituary here:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/oct/28/jerry-lee-lewis-rock-n-roll-star-dead

    You cant’s say “rest in peace” with Jerry Lee, but rather: HAMMER THOSE KEYS IN ALL ETERNITY !!!

  3. 3
    Eitablepanties says:

    Ritchie is old

  4. 4
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Sorry folks but please show some respect by talking about Jerry Lee Lewis and leave Mr Blackmore out of it.
    RIP Jerry Lee Lewis the guy was the true fire ball of his generation and those who saw him live are truly the lucky ones.
    Peace ✌️

  5. 5
    Gregster says:

    RIP Mr.Lewis…No doubt your music helped inspire many, just as those before you inspired you, & passed the torch on..And thanks very much for the music !

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