MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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jerry lee and marya
Jerry Lee Lewis and his new wife Myra before they left England

While on a British tour, rock singer Jerry Lee Lewis announced he had
married his third wife, Myra Gale Brown who was his 13-year-old first
cousin once removed. Lewis was 22 at the time and the publicity of
the marriage caused an uproar and the tour was cancelled after only
three concerts. 

The scandal followed Lewis home to the US, and as a result, he was
blacklisted from radio and almost vanished from the music scene. He
was even dropped by Dick Clark from his shows.

His marriage, to Myra lasted for 13 years, from December 1957 to
December 1970. They had two children together:

lewis and new wife
Jerry Lee and Myra as they arrive back in Memphis, Tenn.

 

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