History of The Great Balls Of Fire Sheet Music
Lewis and Sun Records’ 1957 hit “Jamboree” was featured in the film of the same name. The song was composed by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer, but Jerry Lee Lewis made it a success with his rock voice and earth-shaking ability at the piano.
The song was first recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis on October 8th, 1957, at the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lewis (piano/vocals), Sidney Stokes (bass), and a studio drummer named Larry Linn (instead of the regular Sun backing Jimmy Van Eaton (drums) and Roland Janes on guitar) formed the three-member band of the regular Sun backing Jimmy Van Eaton on drums and Roland Janes on guitar) formed the three-member band. A few of Lewis’s words are included in Rick Bragg’s JLL: His Own Story.
Fact about Great Balls Of Fire Sheet Music
|Songwriter’s||Jack Hammer and Otis Blackwell|
|Released Date:||11th of November, 1957|
|Recorded Date:||8th of October, 1957|
|Genre||Rockability, Rock, and Roll|
Legacy of Great Balls of Fire Music
- As Jerry Lee Lewis, Levi Kreis (in Million Dollar Quartet, 2010) sang this song.
- Dennis Quaid starred as Lewis in the 1989 movie Great Balls of Fire!, which got its name from the song of the same name.
- As a nod to the song, the professional wrestling organization WWE hosted a show in 2017 called Great Balls of Fire. Jerry Lawler was made aware of Jerry Lee Lewis’s trademark on the term by Lawler’s lawyer, who also covers Lewis. In his own words, he “offered him a name and a contact at WWE, etc. He reportedly phoned and smoothed things out.” That they’re utilizing Jerry Lee’s song in addition to the name is lovely.
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