Ronnie Guy Lewis is the son of American pianist Jerry Lee Lewis. His exact date of birth is unknown, but he was born in 1956 to Jerry and his wife, Jane Mitchum. It is difficult to find more details about his personal and professional life as no information available. We’ll try to provide details about him and his family in this article.
Who Was Jerry Lee Lewis?
American pianist, singer, and songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis was born on 28 October 2022. “The Killer” became a nickname for him. It was said of him that he was “rock ‘n’ roll’s first great wild guy.” Lewis, a forerunner of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly music, recorded his first album in 1952 at Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana, then for Sun Records in 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. Although Lewis’ song “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” propelled him to international stardom, “Crazy Arms” sold 300,000 copies in the Southern United States.
How He Gained Popularity?
Following the controversy, his fame swiftly declined, and except for a cover of Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say” in the early 1960s, he had little commercial success. During this period, his live performances became more exuberant and crazier. Many music critics and fans, in general, consider his 1964 CD Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, to be one of the wildest and best live rock albums ever.
Jerry Lee Lewis was raised in Eastern Louisiana by a poor agricultural family. He started playing the piano in his early years alongside two of his cousins, who inspired him. To buy him a piano, his parents put their farm up for a loan. On November 19, 1949, Lewis gave his first public performance, joining a country and western band at a Ferriday auto shop. Moon Mullican is mentioned by Lewis as a musician who influenced him on the live album By Request, More of the Greatest Live Show on Earth.
How Singing Affected His Education?
His mother enrolled him at the Southwest Bible Institute in Waxahachie, Texas, to enable him to perform only Christian songs. At a church assembly, Lewis dared to perform a boogie-woogie version of “My God Is Real,” which led to the end of his affiliation with the school. After that incident, he returned to his birthplace in Mississippi and began performing in bars in and around Natchez and Ferriday. He joined the emerging new rock and roll sound and cut his first demo tape in 1952 for Cosimo Matassa in New Orleans.
Relationships and Marital Affairs
Lewis married seven times and was twice engaged in non-marital relationships. He also married his underage cousin. Over the course of all his marriages, he had six kids. He married Dorothy Barton, a preacher’s daughter when he was 16 years old. They spent 20 months together, from February 1952 to October 1953. Lewis’ second marriage to Sally Jane Mitcham in September 1953 had uncertain legal implications because it took place 23 days before his divorce from Barton was finalized.
We couldn’t provide any details about Ronnie Guy Lewis because he is not a celebrity, unlike his father.