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  • Published: 6 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141924427
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Hellfire

The Jerry Lee Lewis Story



THE PENGUIN MAGNUM COLLECTION

The dramatic and tormented life of Jerry Lee Lewis is the most fabled in rock 'n' roll history. Hellfire is a wild, riveting, and beautifully written biography that received universal acclaim on its original publication and is now an American classic. Born in Louisiana to a family legacy of great courage and greater madness, Jerry Lee was torn throughout his life between a harsh Pentecostal God and the Devil of alcohol, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. At twenty-one he recorded 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On', which propelled him to stardom. Almost immediately, news of his marriage to his thirteen-year-old cousin all but destroyed his career. Over the next twenty years, Jerry Lee, ever indomitable and ever wild, would rise again as a country star, and then lose it all again to his own inner demons. Hellfire is a brilliant, audacious journey into the soul of a rock 'n' roll legend, and into the soul of rock 'n' roll itself.

  • Published: 6 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141924427
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Nick Tosches

Nick Tosches's books include The Devil and Sonny Liston, Dino, and Where Dead Voices Gather, and the novels Cut Numbers and Trinities. He is a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and lives in New York City.

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