Jerry Lee Lewis

Written and Produced by Jason Goodman

I wasn’t originally assigned to Jerry Lee Lewis – Behind The Music. But the first attempt at an interview hadn’t gone well, so VH1 asked me to go down to Memphis and see if I could get a little more out of him.

At first it was tough enough just to understand him – his accent is as thick as gumbo. But once I got him telling stories, it got interesting – and sometimes – like the long story about how his 5th wife died of a methadone overdose right in front of him – even to the point of incriminating. But that’s Jerry Lee… no one ever accused him of always acting in his own best interest.

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Behind The Music: Jerry Lee Lewis • Written and Produced by Jason Goodman

Jerry Lee Lewis is a true rock ‘n roll pioneer, but that fact is often overshadowed by the trouble he got into – notably his 1958 marriage to 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was also Jerry Lee’s first cousin. It’s a story that’s part of the original rock ‘n roll folklore – but while many people know that basic fact – they’re too young to know the story Behind The Music. And I do love a good juicy story.

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