Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, and his cousin, Myra Brown, 13, whom he took as his third wife before divorcing his second. (1958 AP Photo)

Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, and his cousin, Myra Brown, 13, whom he took as his third wife before divorcing his second. (1958 AP Photo)

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Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) Rockabilly and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer".  Lewis had hits in the late 1950s with songs such as "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On",  However, Lewis' rock 'n' roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his young cousin. He had little success in the charts following the scandal until his popularity recovered in the late 1960s after he extended his career to country and western music.

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) Rockabilly and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer". Lewis had hits in the late 1950s with songs such as "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", However, Lewis' rock 'n' roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his young cousin. He had little success in the charts following the scandal until his popularity recovered in the late 1960s after he extended his career to country and western music.

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Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career #DailyMail

Great Balls of Scandal: How Jerry Lee Lewis' marriage to a 13-year-old wrecked his career #DailyMail

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Jerry Lee Lewis (b. 29 Sep, 1935) singer-songwriter and pianist. Nickname "The Killer". Hit in the late 50s "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Great Balls of Fire". His career faltered in the wake of marriage to his cousin, age 13, recovered a little in the late 1960s.

Jerry Lee Lewis (b. 29 Sep, 1935) singer-songwriter and pianist. Nickname "The Killer". Hit in the late 50s "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Great Balls of Fire". His career faltered in the wake of marriage to his cousin, age 13, recovered a little in the late 1960s.

Jerry Lee Lewis and his 13-year old wife and cousin in 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis and his 13-year old wife and cousin in 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

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Jerry Lee Lewis Giving the Finger to Someone Other Than a Cousin or Blood Relative, For Once.

Jerry Lee Lewis Giving the Finger to Someone Other Than a Cousin or Blood Relative, For Once.

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