Friday, October 28, 2022

October 28 - The Last Man Standing Died

Jerry Lee Lewis, the last man standing, whose hammering boogie-woogie piano, unleashed-tomcat voice, and unapologetic bad-boy persona made him an architect of Rock and Roll and an early rival of Elvis Presley, has died. 

Lewis’ publicist confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, but a cause of death was not immediately available; he was 87.

Lewis passed away at his home in Desoto County, Mississippi, with his seventh wife, Judith Coghlan, by his side.

Jerry Lee Lewis achieved dazzling early success as a defining hero of Rock 'n' Roll, when he muscled in among Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, creating Rock 'n' Roll piano from honky-tonk and hymn, as if doing so were as natural as breathing, and commandeering rhythm and blues with a casual authority achieved by no other white performer except Elvis Presley. With 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On', 'Great Balls of Fire' and 'High School Confidential, he made three of the genre's indispensable classics. 

Elvis jammed with Jerry on the "Million Dollar Quartet". Elvis recorded and performed 'End Of The Road' and 'Whole Lotta Shaking Going On'.

"The Killer" Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the original Sun Record artists, was unable to attend his induction at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Kris Kristofferson had to collect the ‘prize’ for him and delivered it to his home.

Thanks you for the great music! R.I.P. (although it will be a little louder in Musical Heaven ...). 

Christmas Vinyl

The Vinyl Passion recordlabel re-issued the 12-track 'Elvis For Christmas' on 180 Gr. silver colored vinyl. 

Side A 1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 2. White Christmas 3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Lane) 4. I'll Be Home For Christmas 5. Blue Christmas 6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) .

Side B 1. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 2. Silent Night 3. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 4. I Believe 5. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 6. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do).

Magazine / Movie Pack

Release in France is the magazine / movie pack, containing the 'ELVIS' movie. 

Description: This legendary tale explores the life and musical work of Elvis Presley through the prism of the complex relationship he has with his mysterious manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

The Wonder of Gold

Elvis Presley received another B.P.I. Gold Record Single Award for 'The Wonder Of You' for selling over 400,000 copies, streams and  / or downloads since November 14, 2022. 

Elvis News Report

Emiel Maier posted his monthly Elvis Presley News Report video. Help ELVIS win an AMA award, Sofia Coppola's new movie, James Burton's health, FTD new releases, "Prodigy of Sun" new book plus a good discussion about Priscilla - a friend or foe? and much more.

(Source: Rolling Stone / Amazon / Pascal Matteo / Emiel Maier)