“You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, oh what a thrill
Goodness gracious great balls of fire”
Ya gotta hand it to the “Killer.” Jerry Lee Lewis. He just keeps on doin’ a lot of “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin’ On” stuff at age 76 in who’s barn, what barn, my barn, your barn and in his own words………
“Well I said come on over baby
We got kickin’ in the barn
Whose barn what barn my barn
Come on over baby
Baby got the bull by the horn
We ain’t fakin’ it
Whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on”
Yep, ol Jerry tied the knot with Judith Brown his 62-year old caregiver, (a person who obviously cares and gives) on March 9th at a private home in Natchez, Mississippi.
I last saw Jerry Lee back in 1995 when he performed locally and at that time, as he slowly ambled out onto the stage, I thought it was Gene Autry. Well, um….from my perspective, a gazillion rows back, he DID look a bit like Gene Autry. BUT…he DID belt out his hit songs with no problem, which then convinced me that indeed he was not Gene Autry.
(I still hold my ground however that he does somewhat resemble Gene Autry)
Although he did not do any songs like, “Back In The Saddle Again,” which, I’m sure he has in mind after getting married for the 7th time………………getting back in the saddle….again.
Some of you may recall that Jerry got married for the first time back in 1957 when he married Myra Gale Brown when she was 13 and caused an immediate firestorm with his fans. Now the rest here is a bit complicated, so try and follow me here.
He just married Judith Brown who was formally married to Lewis’ cousin, Rusty, and Rusty’s older sister, was the above mentioned, Myra Gale Brown. Lewis’ last marriage ended in 2004 when he divorced Kerrie McCarver. Along with the rest of you, besides being confused, I’m a bit, “Breathless.”
Now the one and only reason I’m doing a blog on Jerry today is because it’s Sunday and I like to just kinda lay back on a Sunday and think about Gene Autry. No…..only kidding……I like to lay back and reflect on why the hell Jerry keeps getting married.
Then again, there’s Newt Gingrich, but, alas, he doesn’t sing…as far as I know.
I’m not sure if Jerry is still doing tours but if he is perhaps you might want to catch him in concert just to reinforce my theory that he DOES resemble Gene Autry. NO, Gene Autry did not do “Great Balls Of Fire” and Jerry did not do “Back In The Saddle Again.” Although, as I said earlier, he definitely will BE back in the saddle…..again.
For those of you who are of the younger generation and do not recall Jerry lee Lewis you might want to get the DVD, “Great Balls Of Fire” (1989) starring Dennis Quaid which documents the life story of Jerry from a struggling artist to stardom.
Well podners……time for ol Misfit to saddle up mah own horse and git back in the saddle again….because……as everyone knows…….when you are of Italian heritage……….you do have…….
Great Balls On Fire………Yeeeeeeee Hahhhhh!
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