1950s Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis Dies At Age 87 [VIDEO]

Nashville’s ABC affiliate reports:

Jerry Lee Lewis, the last surviving member of the Million-Dollar Quartet at Sun Studio, has passed away at the age of 87, his publicist confirmed Friday. For decades, Jerry Lee Lewis was known to fans simply as The Killer for his songs and the way he rattled the ivory.

His music would take him from his home in Louisiana to Memphis to record at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studio. This was the place where Jerry Lee would make records and history with one hit song after another

Later, as a part of the Million-Dollar Quartet at Sun Studio along with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins, he turned vinyl records into gold.

The Associated Press reports:

Lewis” career was nearly derailed over the scandal arising from his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin, Myra, and he faced backlash from fans during a tour in England in 1958 when crowds became combative.

Concert promoters abandoned Lewis for several years before he returned to the country charts in the late 1960s. He had No. 1 hits on the Billboard Country Chart with “There Must Be More to Love Than This,” “Would You Take Another Chance on Me” and “Chantilly Lace.”