It absolutely was the essential notorious stone & roll relationship of them all, the major Bang of pop music scandal. Before Kurt and Courtney, Sid and Nancy, or John and Yoko, there is Jerry Lee Lewis and their bride that is thirteen-year-old Gale Brown.
In 1958, whenever Elvis Presley ended up being drafted in to the armed forces, Lewis ended up being completely poised to be rock’s star that is biggest. Coming off of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire, ” he embarked on a trip of England that has been designed to establish his fame globally. Nevertheless when the Lewis celebration landed in London, the press wished to learn about the teenage woman at his part.
“The only problem had been that no body said anything, ” claims Myra—now Myra Williams, a property broker in Atlanta.
“So when a reporter asked me personally, who will be you?, I became usually the one who allow the big cat that is ol associated with the bag. It had been a perfect storm—it couldn’t have occurred at an even even even worse time, at an even even even worse destination. Everything simply came together and an important explosion happened. ”
The British tabloids went ballistic, and after having a dates that are few the trip had been terminated. Jerry Lee held a defiant press seminar at the London airport, boasting about their homes and vehicles and accusing the British to be “just simple jealous, ” as well as the Lewises came back home to Memphis. (more…)