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Jerrry Lee Lewis

April

1983

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JERRY LEE LEWIS

London Hammersmith Odeon

"Hello, you good looking thang you..." I wasn't far enough forward to comment on the colour of his eyes but the music was excellent.

Id half expected a packed Odeon crowd assembling purely to dote over this legendary figure but not so. (It had occurred to me beforehand that it might be necessary to shake up the routine proceedings by dashing onto the stage and doing a rapid impersonation of the Baltimore Footstomper, reducing the Lewis piano playing capabilities by one quarter.) While every song begins and ends in applause, for once such appreciation is justified.

A snooker commentator recently said of Alex Higgins: "If the word star has any meaning at all then it applies to this man." A sentiment doubtful in application to the Hurricane but perhaps fitting for Jerry Lee.

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