Goodness gracious, the new issue of the Jerry Lee Lewis fan club magazine, Fireball Mail, has arrived and has this heart-warming cover picture of the 77-year-old rock’n’roller at home with his wife Judith.
The couple, pictured on Valentine’s Day at their 30-acre ranch in Mississippi, are celebrating the first anniversary of their marriage last spring.
Isn’t that romantic?
As well as finding love, the singer nicknamed the Killer has been enjoying renewed success in what would for many be their retirement years. His most recent albums, Last Man Standing and Mean Old Man were the biggest-selling of his long and storied career and featured duets with a galaxy of stars who regard him as a hero, including Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton.
New eaterie, the Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe and Honky Tonk opened on Beale Street in Memphis this April.
I interviewed Jerry Lee last year when he released the career-spanning 4-CD box set A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis and asked him his plans from here. The response of the man who pioneered rock’n’roll with Great Balls of Fire in the 1950s? “To keep rockin’, if God’s willing.”
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