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

Hellfire



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

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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