Jerry Lee Lewis, band-mate killed in shoot-out

A friend of Jerry Lee Lewis and a member of his band was killed in a shootout last week in Memphis. Seventy-year-old bass player BB Cunningham was working as a security guard at an apartment complex when he went to investigate a gunshot noise nearby. Witnesses say they then heard further gunshots and Cunningham, along … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis was not the only early rock-and-roller from a strict Christian background who struggled to reconcile his religious beliefs with the moral implications of the music he created. He may have been the only one to have one of his religious crises caught on tape, however—in between takes on one of his legendary … [Read the full story]