JERRY LEE LEWIS JOINS 117 ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ROSTER
Rock and Roll Icon, Represented by CAA, Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Hit Songs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2017) – Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the most iconic musicians of all-time. He has recorded duets with the likes of Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Slash, Eric Clapton and more, shared stages with Elvis, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and was one of the very first inductees to the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “The Killer,” as he has become known, has teamed up with Nashville-based 117 Entertainment Group to handle public relations and media representation, he is also represented by CAA worldwide for booking.
2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of mega-hits “Whole Lotta Shakin’” and “Great Balls of Fire,” both of which were recorded at Sam Phillips’ Memphis-based Sun Records. Pop culture has become enthralled with the Rock and Roll movement originated in Memphis by Jerry Lee and friends with consistent successful projects including movies, musicals, books and even wrestling events. Hit Broadway production Million Dollar Quartet features actors portraying Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, CMT television show Sun Records has become a cult success, there have been countless movies made on the subject including Great Balls of Fire! starring Dennis Quaid chronicling Jerry Lee’s early life and success and WWE has announced a major pay-per-view special titled Great Balls of Fire.
About Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time best singer-songwriters, musicians, and pianists. A true American Stylist akin to all-time greats Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson, he is an architect of great genres such as Rock n’ Roll and Rockabilly as well as a commander of Country music and the Blues.
He was born in 1935 to Mamie and Elmo Lewis of Ferriday, Louisiana. In November of ‘56 Jerry Lee made his way to Memphis, Tennessee where he would join Sun Records and launch hit records with “Crazy Arms,” “Whole Lotta Shakin,’”, and “Great Balls of Fire.” Jerry Lee, along with with his friends, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins would become known as the Million Dollar Quartet and there is not any part of music that their influences haven’t touched. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s very first class of inductees, “The Killer” holds numerous awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, numerous GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other honors. He is truly rock’s first great wildman, and shows no signs of stopping, touring around the globe still today!
About 117 Entertainment Group
Zach Farnum has managed PR campaigns for an eclectic list of artists including Charlie Daniels, Don McLean, Randy Travis, Bobby Bare, T.G. Sheppard, Tommy Roe and many more, as well as high-profile events and festivals including A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Country Stampede, Tree Town Music Festival and more. Farnum brings a brand-driven approach to publicity and marketing campaigns and continues to be a go-to publicist for prominent agencies, managers and record labels. He serves as a co-chair of the TJ Martell Foundation’s Young Professionals Council and was recently appointed the Membership Chair of the Nashville Association of Talent Directors.
For more information visit www.117group.com.
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