25. January 1976 - Greensboro, NC - Coliseum

After thirteen shows in six days in Toronto Killer plays at the Coliseum in Greensboro, NC on 25. January 1976.

Jerry Lee Lewis & Gail Hyatt at the airport after the show (photo credit: Gail Hyatt)

Gail Hyatt for The Rebel:
A crowd of about 5000 people was at the Greensboro, N.C. Coliseum Sunday, January 25, 1976 to enjoy the talents of the Killer, Freddy Fender and Connie Cato. The other performers did good shows; but needless to say, Jerry´s performance was outstanding. After thirteen shows to standing room only crowds in Toronto, Canada, 40 degrees below zero weather and 2 foot of snow, plus only 5 hours sleep Saturday night one would expect an or­dinary entertainer to appear a little less than himself! But we are not watching an ordinary performer - we are watching the ´greatest live show on earth´ and Jerry is definitely his usual energetic, enthusiastic self, keeping the audience amazed and entertained for an hour and half.

Kenny Lovelace & Ralph Emery backstage (photo credit: Gail Hyatt)

Jerry´s perfor­mance covered ever facet of music from a classic Judy Garland song,´Some­where Over The Rainbow´, done twice in the traditional style and again in Killer style complete with some fiddle playing and country beat, to the true ´Killer Kountry Klassics´ - ´What Makes Milwaukee Famous´, ´She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye´ and ´Another Place, Another Time´. The audience rocked to Jerry´s updated version of ´Great Balls Of Fire´ complete with some typical Killer fancy dance steps and truly appreciated Jerry Lee´s medley of his favorite religious songs induding ´Peace ln The Valley´,´Will The Circle Be Unbroken´ and ´Precious Memories´.

Linda Gail Lewis backstage (photo credit: Gail Hyatt)

The Lady - Linda Gail Lewis - is back on the road with her brother again and we were very happy to see her again. Although a week on the road had left everyone a little less than their normal selves, Linda seemed to thrive on the shows and the performances and the hectic pace the group had kept up for the past six days. Looking truly beautiful in a navy and white pantsuit, she gave the audience an opportunity to see that ´little Sister Lewis´ can hold the attention of an audience (especially the male members) almost as much as ´Big Brother´. Her version of the hit, ‘´I´m A Woman´ caught the audience off guard and all sat up and took notice as Linda really got into the fast tempo of the song. As always, the Memphis Beats were in top form and an asset to the stage performances of both Linda and Jerry Lee. Much too soon the show ended and it was time to head for the airport and home to Memphis.

Linda Gail Lewis & Billy Crash Craddock backstage (photo credit: Gail Hyatt)

Many Thanks to Pierre!


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