Jimmy Swaggart sings, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" from his DVD entitled "I've Got The Best Of The Trade". Written by Thomas A Dorsey.
Sam Phillips, the record producer who discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Charlie Rich, wanted Swaggart to start a gospel line for Sun Records and to sign him as their first gospel artist. His cousin Jerry Lee Lewis, who had previously signed with Sun Records, was now reportedly making $20,000 per week. Although the offer meant significant income for his struggling family, Swaggart turned him down stating that he was called to preach the gospel. -Jimmy Swaggart, To Cross a River, Logos International, 1977
The Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time
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Live in London, in 1983.
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Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the founding fathers of Rock 'n' Roll. He was one of the original Sun Records quartet along with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash who between them defined the music of a generation. His recording career has stretched from the mid-50's to the present day and his unique style of piano playing has influenced scores of musicians over the years.
This concert, recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo in 1989, features "the killer" in performances of his classic tracks such as Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, What I'd Say, High School Confidential and Great Balls Of Fire all delivered in his own inimitable fashion.
Joining him on stage are a great list of guests including Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds, John Lodge, Brian May, Stuart Adamson and Dave Davies.
This track is from the Eagle Vision DVD "Jerry Lee Lewis And Friends", available now.
Micky Gilley - A room full of roses
Unconquered is the first book to tie together the amazing lives of first cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley in one comprehensive work.
Jerry Lee has conquered many of his demons and is miraculously the last man left standing of the original rock ‘n’ roll giants, still recording and performing.
Jimmy has endured on his evangelistic path and his ministry continues to beam his music and message without apology or compromise.
Mickey continues to perform at his theater in Branson, Missouri and savors the joy he finds through building personal connections with his fans.
Unconquered will appeal to readers of all ages, male and female. It will garner strong interest among those interested in any or all of the three main characters, each of whom has his own distinct fan base.
Jerry Lee Lewis has a vast following of music fans of all ages and across several continents; Jimmy Swaggartreaches into the homes of tens of millions of potential viewers each week; Mickey Gilley has a huge following of country music fans, and of people, numbering in the millions, who know of him through his club, Gilley’s, which became the world’s largest, most storied honky tonk. (Mickey Gilley already has a mention of the prospective book on his own website.)
Here are some points that will give you a sense of the persistent interest in Lewis, Swaggart, and Gilley, even now, when all three are in their midseventies.
Jerry Lee Lewis continues to tour, playing regularly to audiences of thousands. He is routinely honored at distinguished gatherings as a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll. His widely acclaimed album, Last Man Standing, released in 2007, was the best-selling album of his career, and was followed, in 2010, by another successful album, Mean Old Man. As popular as he still is in the United States, he is arguably more popular throughout Europe.
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