It absolutely was probably the most notorious stone & roll relationship of them all, the top 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, when Elvis Presley ended up being drafted to the armed forces, Lewis ended up being completely poised to be rock’s biggest star. Coming off of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire, ” he embarked on a trip of England which was expected to establish their fame all over the world. However when the Lewis celebration landed in London, the press wished to find out about the teenage woman at their part.
“The only problem had been that no one said any such thing, ” claims Myra—now Myra Williams, an estate that is real in Atlanta.
“So whenever a reporter asked me personally, that are you?, I happened to be the main one who allow the big ol’ pet out of this case. It absolutely was a perfect storm—it couldn’t have occurred at an even even even worse time, at a even worse spot. Every thing simply arrived together and an explosion that is major. ”
The British tabloids went ballistic, and after having a few times, the trip had been terminated. Jerry Lee held a defiant press seminar at the London airport, boasting about their houses and cars and accusing the Uk to be “just simple jealous, ” additionally the Lewises came back house to Memphis. […]