Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley to join Country Hall of Fame
Music-Country Music Hall of Fame FILE - Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans on May 2, 2015. Lewis and the late country singer Keith Whitley will join the Country Music Hall of Fame. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP, File) (John Davisson)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, the late country singer Keith Whitley and music executive Joe Galante will join the Country Music Hall of Fame. Lewis spent several years blacklisted before mounting a return to the country charts in the late ’60s. His widow, fellow country singer Lorrie Morgan, described during the press conference on Tuesday how much it meant to her family and their two children to have him inducted.wftv.com
Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
Witness: R. Kelly once compared himself to Jerry Lee Lewis
R Kelly Trial In this courtroom artist's sketch R. Kelly, left, listens during his trial in New York, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The 54-year-old Kelly has repeatedly denied accusations that he preyed on several alleged victims during a 30-year career highlighted by his mega hit "I Believe I Can Fly." (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams) (Elizabeth Williams)NEW YORK — (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly once compared himself to rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis — notorious for marrying his 13-year-old cousin decades ago — saying they were both misunderstood geniuses, a witness at Kelly's sex-trafficking trial testified Thursday. “Even look at Jerry Lee Lewis,” she claimed Kelly said. As with the other alleged victims, Kelly also demanded to be called “Daddy” and sometimes would videotape the encounters, she said.wftv.com
R. Kelly Went on Wild Rant About Stigma Over Sex With Teens, Witness Says
Jason Kempin/GettyDuring a 1999 dinner, R. Kelly went on a rant about the stigma of dating younger women before calling himself a “genius” and comparing himself to Jerry Lee Lewis, who married his teenage cousin, a witness testified in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday."He mentioned that he likes very young girls and that people make such a big deal of it. Even look at Jerry Lee Lewis, he is a genius and I am a genius,” the witness, a woman who was identified in court as “Stephanie,” told jurornews.yahoo.com
Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87
Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. “Little Richard? That’s rock ‘n’ roll,” Neil Young, who heard Richard’s riffs on the radio in Canada, told biographer Jimmy McDonough. “I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll!” Little Richard crowed at the 1988 Grammy Awards as the crowd rose in a standing ovation. In late 1955, Little Richard recorded the bawdy “Tutti Frutti,” with lyrics that were sanitized by a New Orleans songwriter.
Items belonging to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks at auction
Personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks are up for auction. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Memorabilia from some of the most iconic stars and artists of all time are hitting the auction block later this month and we got a sneak peek. Kruse GWS Auctions previewed personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks. We also got a look at some of the items aboard Garth Brooks' tour bus, which is also being auction off later this month. "It makes perfect sense to bring some of this incredible memorabilia to Music City USA aboard the Garth Brooks tour bus we will be auctioning," said Brigitte Kruse, Founder of Kruse GWS Auctions.
Biography examines life of Sun Records' Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips and his Sun Records label discovered some of the biggest artists of all time including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Howlin’ Wolf and Ike Turner. Now a new biography sheds light on the man behind countless hit songs. Critically acclaimed author Peter Guralnick joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll."cbsnews.com