RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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“The Killer”, Jerry Lee Lewis               

“Great Balls of Fire” was recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Records
in Memphis, Tennessee. It reached #2 on the Billboard pop charts, #3
on the R&B charts, and #1 on the country charts. It was ranked as the
96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone and sold one million copies
in its first 10 days of release in the United States and would go on to
sell over 5 million copies, making it both one of the best-selling singles
in the United States
as well as one of the world’s best-selling singles
of all time
.

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                  (photo: Larry Philpot) <larry@behindthemusic.net>

Jerry Lee Lewis turned  78 on September 29.                              

 

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Billboard # 2,Country music,DEBUT,HISTORY,MUSIC,Recording,THEN AND NOW and have Comment (1)

One Response to “RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957”

  1. J. Cool, staff reporter says:

    J. Cool here to say, I was only ten years old and in the sixth grade when this song came out, but you can bet your “bottom” dollar, if I had had the entrepreneurial skills I have today, I would have been looking for a way to market asbestos underwear for men! I can only imagine it would have been a hot item. I can see it now…..Move over “Slinky”, move over “Hula Hoop”! Here comes the latest fashion sensation…..”J. Cool’s Asbestos Underwear For Men”!

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