New Album: Jailbirds - Rock´n Roll - our first love (2016)

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08. February 1971 - The Mike Neun Show broadcast on CBC

16. November 2016

A new Jerry Lee Lewis video came out to public finally.
On 08. February 1971 Jerry Lee Lewis was the special guest on the CBC Vancouver TV series broadcast ‘The Mike Neun Show’.
The show got filmed on 06. February at North Vancouver Centennial Centre, produced by Ken Gibson.
The Mike Neun Show was a 26-week CBC series from 1970 - 1971 (debut show on 21. September 1970, last show on 29. March 1971).

Also on the show Jerry Lee performed “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” was Catherine McKinnon. The Killer was backed by The Memphis Beats: Ken Lovelace (gtr), Ed DeBruhl (bass), Russ Smith (drums) and Ned Davies (pedal steel).

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07. October 1966 - London (UK) - Wimbledon Theatre

7. November 2016

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During his European tour Jerry Lee and his band played two sold out shows at the Wimbledon Theatre in London (UK) on 07. November 1966.
With him on the tour his friend and road manager Cecil Harrelson and Memphis Beats members Morris Tarrant (drums) and Herman Hawkins (bass). Guitarist Charlie Freeman & organist Dan Daniels didn´t go on the tour because they couldn´t get passports.
Colin Berlin of Capable managment booked all the shows of the tour apart from the Switzerland shows.

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Tony Papard:
I went to both early and late performances and both were packed. On the bill with Jerry were Lee Dorsey, who closed the first half and couldn´t understand why no-one seemed interested to hear him sing his latest hit *Working In A Coalmine*, and a number of British groups including a then unknown outfit from Australia called The Bee Gees. They came on just before Jerry and were given a pretty rough reception. Jerry was announced to thunderous applause, and as he walked on the whole audience leapt to its feet. He was in top form and the first show was pretty wild with Jerry really rocking it up….

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….At the end of this performance I managed to get in at the stage door and go up to the dressing room to see Jerry - it was the first time I had met him in person, tho’ not the last I’m glad to say. He was sitting there in an armchair looking as relaxed as if he’d been there all evening, instead of having just put on a wild show and then done an interview for the pirate radion station Radio England. We had to wait till this interview was over before we could go in and see Jerry. He seemed really glad to see us - gave that famous grin of his and shook hands. I was too excited to say much except tell him he had put on a great show, he autographed some photos for me, then we went downstairs and started lining up for the second show….

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….Well if the first show was good the second show just defied description! It was the wildest show I´ve ever seen Jerry perform, and that´s saying something. Jerry responded to the packed audience, which was in a state of wild rockin´hysteria from the very start. He opened with a rocker and then a few country numbers, then he turned to the audience and hollered´D´you wann hear Rock´n´Roll or Country?´ ´Rock´n´Roll!´ everyone screamed back, and man - rock´n´roll was what we got! His voice that nite was as wild and rasping as on the´Star-Club´album, and he did a whole string of rocking number without stop - I can´t possibly remember them all now but they included Hound Dog, Long Tall Sally, Hiogh School Confidential, Mean Woman Blues, Great Balls of Fire, Shakin´ and Good Golly Miss Molly. I´d give anything to hear a recording of that show….

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…At this frantic pace it wasn´t long before crowds of cats had invaded the stage, and the show finished in a chaotic climax such as I have never seen before or since! As Jerry stood on the piano shakin´ and screamin´, shaking a warning finger at over-enthusiastic fans standing round the piano who wanted to climb up on top with him, the stage was a seething mass of jiving fans and battling police who had suddenly appeared from nowhere and were trying to stop the show, but Jerry just went on rocking! Police helmets started flying, and finally they brought the curtain down with a large section of the audience behind the curtain with Jerry, who rocked on unseen by the remainder of the audience until the end of the number! This show must surely go down as one of the wildest ever put on in this country since the´50s.

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Setlist (by Tony Papard):
1st show: Little Queenie, You Win Again, Mean Woman Blues, Lovin´Up A Storm, Your Cheatin´Heart, What´d I Say, Great Balls of Fire, High School Confidential, Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On, Good Golly Miss Molly.
2nd show: Little Queenie, You Win Again, Jenny Jenny, Hi Heel Sneakers, Lewis Boogie, Mean Woman Blues, Down The Line, Great Balls of Fire, High School Confidential, Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On.

10 numbers each show, so about 30, 35 minutes - 40 maximum! Hound Dog and Long Tall Sally were not in either set - my memory 6 years on was obviously deceiving me as I later found the original program on which I’d written down the numbers directly after the show.

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From The Boppin´News No 8:
After staying the night in Birmingham, we all rocked´n´rolled on down the M1 to London, where Graham Knight performed a miracle by getting all of us into the hotel, where we met Jerry Lee and Morris. Jerry Lee looked a bit tired, but all signs of this vanished in the 1st house at Wimbledon! As in every show he opened with LITTLE QUEENIE, and also included MEAN WOMAN BLUES, LOVIN´UP A STORM, HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, WHAT´D l SAY, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME, YOUR CHEATIN´HEART, etc The Wimbledon theatre had probably never had a real, live rock´n´roll show on before, as when Jerry opened up into SHAKIN´only two guys were waiting in the wings to keep order. By the end of SHAKIN´the stage was swamped with rockin´cats then, amid all the ravin´, Jerry ROARED into MISS MOLLY, and got down from the piano about half-way through this classic to do a wild piano solo, and finally left the stage to chants of´Jerry Lee´,´More´and a near-riot! After this l heard many cats saying that this was the wildest first house they´d ever seen, and l ain´t fakin´, I´m inclined to agree with them!…..

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….In the 2nd. house , after opening with LITTLE QUEENIE and YOU WIN AGAIN , Jerry was ravin´along with the audience, all of whom, except the very squarest, had left their seats at the first strains of LITTLE QUEENIE. Anyhow, Jerry said it was kinda obvious that we didn´t want the country numbers, and he would do pure ROCK´N´ROLL for the rest of the show. Unfortunately the bouncers had got organised this house, and those cats, who got on stage promptly got thrown off, including Smjth-Warren, who got on the stage after coming flyin´over the backs of the seats! Well, it was a good try anyway, Dad ! This was a real wild performance, and the only one in which Jerry did DOWN THE LINE and his very own treatment of his very own song, LEWIS BOOGIE. Oh, man, I´m getting all shook up just writing about it again! Well, in this house there was no encore, as soon as the strains of SHAKIN´had died they brought down first the curtain, then the safety curtain, and finally lined the stage with cops and bouncers. The chants of ´Jerry Lee´,´More´,´Bring back the King´ (Danny) , and various insults thrown at the cops and the cronies, interrupted only by´bangers´going off, must have lasted for a full 10 minutes.

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Many Thanks to:
Tony Papard
Dan James Coffey
Pierre Pennone

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06. November 1966 - Birmingham (UK) - Hippodrome

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During his European tour Jerry Lee and his band played two shows at the Hippodrome in Birmingham (UK) on 06. November 1966.
With him on the tour his friend and road manager Cecil Harrelson and Memphis Beats members Morris Tarrant (drums) and Herman Hawkins (bass). Guitarist Charlie Freeman & organist Dan Daniels didn´t go on the tour because they couldn´t get passports.
Colin Berlin of Capable managment booked all the shows of the tour apart from the Switzerland shows.

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Tony Papard for Lewis Scene:
On Sunday November 6th I turned up at the New Victoria cinema in London with my brother and we caught the Fan Club´s special coach up to Birmingham to see Jerry´s show there that nite. Everything went OK until we got about three-quarters of the way up the M1. The coach pulled in at the Blue Boar Service Area and waited and waited. Something had gone wrong with it - a leaky fuel tank I think - and the driver refused to go any further until another coach arrived from London. Anyway we finally arrived at the theater just near Birmingham´s Bullring Center, and the entire coachload of fans swarmed off the coach, charged across the road into the theater, straight past a startled staff in the foyer who looked dazed as we charged by them waving tickets in the air and into the packed auditorium,….

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…where the opening strains of *Lovin’ Up A Storm* (Jerry’s second number that night) were ringing out. The excitement in that theater was electric - and up there on stage sat the one and only King of Rock´n´Roll pumpin´the old ivories and hollerin´for all he was worth. As we all rushed down the center aisle cheering, me waving a Confederate flag, most of the audience and Jerry himself looked round to see what was happening - and when they saw it was another contingent of fans the cheering grew even louder. I don´t remember what happened after that except that we all stood cheering and clapping as Jerry rocked thru one great number after another. It was a fantastic show, but only a mild foreshadow of what was to follow the next nite at Wimbledon Theater.

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Breathless Dan for his Boppin’ News:
Ooooooh, YEAH!!!! Just got back from five rockin´, boppin´, roliin´, shakin´ shows by the No 1´King Shaker´himself, Jerry Lee Lewis. On Sunday l hauled myself aboard the train to rock on up to Brum. l finally arrived outside the Hippodrome and had been there about 10 minutes when up rolled a couple o´cars a-hootin´and a tootin´containing Breathless Dan, wife Fay, brother Mike, Stuart Smith-Warren, Graham Thomas, etc.
In the 1st house Jerry Lee opened with LITTLE QUEENIE, then came YOU WIN AGAIN, I´m real sorry, but l can´t exactly remember what came next , but l guarantee you it included YOUR CHEATING HEART, HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, JENNY JENNY , GREAT BALLS OF FIRE and, of course, the immortal SHAKIN´… then we all kept hollerin´for more and , Jerry obliged with a ravin´version of GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY…..

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Many Thanks to:
Tony Papard
Dan James Coffey
Pierre Pennone

Photo Credit: unknown

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16.-22. October 1966 - Guisley (UK) - Paradise Club

31. Oktober 2016

During his European tour from 16. - 22. October 1966 Jerry Lee Lewis played a week at two large clubs in nothern England…the afternoon shows at the Lyceum Rainbow Club in Bradford and the evening shows at the Paradise Club in Guisley. With him on the tour his friend and road manager Cecil Harrelson and Memphis Beats members Morris Tarrant (drums) and Herman Hawkins (bass). Guitarist Charlie Freeman & organist Dan Daniels didn´t go on the tour because they couldn´t get passports. Tom Jones introduced Jerry Lee on the opening shows to the audience. Colin Berlin of Capable managment booked all the shows of the tour apart from the Switzerland shows.
Below some impressions-in-pictures of the shows of the week at the Paradise Club in Guisley (mostly taken on first day there) and lots of backstage shots.

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Gordon Sampson for New Musical Express (21. October 1966):
JERRY LEE DESERVED TOM’S INTRODUCTION
Tom Jones described Jerry Lee Lewis as ´the best enterainer in the world today´when he introduced him to the audiences at the Guisley Paradise and Bradford Lyceum Rainbow clubs on Sunday night. And the American star, on his British cabaret debut, certainly lived up to his introduction…..

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….I saw his performance on both clubs and he was notthing short of sensational.
He opened with´Down The Line´and followed with´You Win Again´,´Don´t Be Cruel´and´Your Cheatin´Heart´…

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….His lenghtly individual treatment of´What´d I Say´came next, then he swithced to the country field for the slow and sentimental´Green, Green Grass Of Home´and the rock ballad´City Lights´….

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…Then Jerry, who was dressed immaculately, generated an almost unbelievable atmosphere of exitement when he rocked through´Great Balls Of Fire´and´Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On´, during threw his jacket off and rolled his hands wildely across the keyboard…

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The people wouldn´t let him go and he swung into´High School Confidential´,´Hi-Heel Sneakers´and cooled down for the moving´Good Night Irene´, leaving to standing ovation.

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Many Thanks to:
Pierre Pennone
Paul MacPhail
Gordon Sampson

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31. October 1963 - Nashville, TN - Hermitage Hotel Ballroom

31. Oktober 2016

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On 31. October 1963 Jerry Lee Lewis played at the Mercury Halloween Party at the Hermitage Hotel Ballroom in Nashville, TN.
The place was packed with disc jockeys and show business people from radio and t-v.
He got to perform 8 songs while other Mercury artists only sang four songs each.

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Many Thanks to:
Paul MacPhail
Mattias Eklundh
Joe Rucker
Ahmed Bou

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16.-22. October 1966 - Bradford (UK) - Lyceum Rainbow Club

25. Oktober 2016

During his European tour from 16. - 22. October 1966 Jerry Lee Lewis played a week at two large clubs in nothern England…the afternoon shows at the Lyceum Rainbow Club in Bradford and the evening shows at the Paradise Club in Guisley. With him on the tour his friend and road manager Cecil Harrelson and Memphis Beats members Morris Tarrant (drums) and Herman Hawkins (bass). Guitarist Charlie Freeman & organist Dan Daniels didn´t go on the tour because they couldn´t get passports. Colin Berlin of Capable managment booked all the shows of the tour apart from the Switzerland shows.
Below some impressions-in-pictures of the shows of the week at the Lyceum Rainbow Club in Bradford and lots of backstage shots.

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Many Thanks to:
Pierre Pennone
Paul MacPhail
Karel Slieker

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October 1966 - London (UK) - President Hotel

23. Oktober 2016

All pictures taken at the President Hotel in London (UK) on 15. or 16. October 1966.

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Many Thanks to:
Dezo Hoffman
Glynn Morris

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16. August 1988 - London, ON - Dr. Rocket´s

23. Oktober 2016

On 16. August 1988 Jerry Lee Lewis played a show at Dr. Rocket´s in London, Ontario during his Canada tour.

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picture source: Western Archives

Greg Playford online:
I was at that show. The highlight was when he jumped up on the piano bench and ran the keyboard with his elbows. He has a couple cans of Stroh’s there.

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Dave O´Halloran online:
Jerry Lee´s first time in London was probably 4/10/1958 on an Alan Freed at the old London Arena. Also on the bill; Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Sam Taylor and many more….not sure how many of these made it across the border for the short Canuck portion of the tour.
He didn´t drink the cans of Strohs althought I think he did open one. At the end of the show, he tossed a full one out into the crowd.

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Many Thanks to:
Dave O´Halloran
Greg Playford
Western Archives

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October 1966 - London (UK) - Russel Square

22. Oktober 2016

Photo session pics by photographer Dezider Hoffman, taken at Russel Square in London (UK) on 15. or 16. October 1966.

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Many Thanks to:
Dezo Hoffman
Pierre Pennone
Tex Johan

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