Jerry Lee Lewis - New Orleans - Jazz & Heritage Festival, 02. May 2015

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Killer on stage (photo: Daniel James White)

On 02. May 2015 Jerry Lee Lewis played at the Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
His sister Linda Gail and niece Annie Marie Lewis opened his show, all got backed by Killers band The Memphis Beats (Kenny Lovelace - guitar, Buck Hutcheson - guitar, Robert Hall - drums & Ray Gann - bass). All of them did a great job and the audience (a crowd of 180.000) got wild from the first moment on!
Below some details, info, links, pics, videos etc. of the show.

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Kenny & Robert right before the show (photo: Daniel James White)

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Buck & Kenny on stage right before the show (photo: Daniel James White)

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Buck & Ray on stage right before the show (photo: Daniel James White)

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The Memphis Beats are almost ready for the show now! (photo: Daniel James White)

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The show starts with Linda Gail, Annie Marie & The Memphis Beats
(photo: Daniel James White)

Setlist Linda Gail Lewis:
Shake Rattle And Roll
Good Golly Miss Molly
Rip It Up

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Killer on stage (photo: Judith Coghlan Lewis)

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Killer on stage (photo: Daniel James White)

Setlist Jerry Lee Lewis:
Down The Line
C.C. Rider
Drinkin´Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
You Win Again
Before The Night Is Over
Don´t Put No Headstone On My Grave
Roll Over Beethoven
Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On
Great Balls Of Fire

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Killer on stage (photo: Linda Gail Lewis)

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Killer on stage (photo: Daniel James White)

You Win Again, Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On & Great Balls Of Fire got aired by AXS-TV.

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Killer on stage (photo: Carolyn Coghlan Gremillion)

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Killer on stage (photo: Daniel James White)

One of the first show reports by Best Of New Orleans online:
´Jerry Lee Lewis, a few months shy of 80 years old, strolled onto the Acura Stage wearing a white jacket, tie and loafers with a maroon shirt and gold-tipped cane, which he waved to the crowd to say hello. *We got a flock of people here!*…..

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Killer on stage (photo: Daniel James White)

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Killer on stage (photo: Linda Gail Lewis)

´….Lewis removed a big ring and shoved it into his pocket before ripping into his grand piano for *Move on Down the Line*,*Drinkin´Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee* and *Before The Night Is Over* (which he concluded by slamming his hand on the piano and exclaiming, ´Mercy!´). He suggested he´d rather have a solid gold monument than a headstone and wrapped a brief set with *C.C. Rider*,*Roll Over Beethoven*,*Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On* and *Great Balls of Fire* before exiting 15 minutes before the advertised closing time….´

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Killer on stage (photo: Linda Gail Lewis)

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Killer on stage (photo: Daniel James White)

´…Lewis, born in Feriday, Louisiana, seemed frail as he walked but was comfortable as ever wailing and rolling into the ivories, including his signature stacatto shredding into the high notes. Though his voice has withered, he still smiled, joked and tossed in his goofy stutters and lyrical nonsense while sending lightning bolts into his fast-fingered playing.´

For full article click: HERE

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Killer on stage (photo: Linda Gail Lewis)

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Sir Elton John, Judith Coghlan Lewis & Jerry Lee Lewis backstage at the Festival
(photo: Judith Coghlan Lewis)

Sir Elton John said while meeting Jerry Lee Lewis backstage´that this was one of the highlights of his life´and later on stage he told the audience that it was one of his biggest honors to follow a hero of his and a living legend!

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Linda Gail Lewis & Jerry Lee Lewis backstage (photo: Judith Coghlan Lewis)

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Jerry Lee Lewis and his wife Judith backstage (photo: Judith Coghlan Lewis)

My thanks goes to Linda Gail Lewis, Judith Coghlan Lewis, Daniel James White, Carolyn Coghlan Gremillion, Tex Johan….and of course to the one and only Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis for givin’ once more such a wild & rockin’ performance to the audience & his fans! Thank y’all!

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