Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Tribute Concert!!!!!



Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Tribute Concert!!!!!

Postby rockin532000 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:12 am

Exciting NEWS!!!!
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"Whole Lotta Shakin': The Life and Music of Jerry Lee Lewis


September 6, 2007

2007 series will mark the FIRST time Rock Hall honors a living master -

Lewis will be special guest, present at tribute concert

CLEVELAND - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will celebrate the legacy of one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis, during the 12th Annual American Music Masters® series this November. The weeklong event begins on Monday, November 5, and will feature panels, films, educational programs, an all-day conference at Case and a tribute concert at Playhouse Square's State Theater.

The tribute concert will take place on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. at Playhouse Square's State Theater. Participating artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the tribute concert are $30, $40 and $50. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, September 19 through tickets.com and at the Playhouse Square box office (216) 241-6000.

Few artists represent the energy, spirit and passion of rock and roll music as well as Jerry Lee Lewis. Long considered one of the leading popular music stylists, he ranks among such figures as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and Jimmie Rodgers. Lewis helped to create the archetype of the rock and roll rebel artist with his mix of musical acumen and unbridled energy.

"It's a profound honor for my father to be celebrated as the 2007 American Music Master and to be included in the company of previous honorees including Bessie Smith, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie," said Phoebe Lewis.

Lewis was in the first group of artists ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, he was named as one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Whether performing an energy-filled rock and roll tune or a melancholy country song, Lewis is master of a wide musical territory. His voice projects an urgent yet polished rhythm and his live-in-the-moment, piano-pounding, bench-kicking stage presence has forever left its mark on rock and roll history.

A piano virtuoso, Lewis's unique brand of country, rock and pop music catapulted him into the international spotlight in 1957 with the groundbreaking "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," which went to Number One on both the country & western and R&B charts. The popular "Great Balls of Fire" followed, selling more than five million copies. That same watershed year, Lewis traveled the country and appeared on many television shows, including Dick Clark's American Bandstand and The Steve Allen Show.

Lewis grew up learning to play piano by ear, absorbing the rich musical heritage that was all around him: western swing, boogie-woogie, uptempo R&B and Delta blues. Among his first crucial musical influences was the blues-inflected country sound of Jimmie Rodgers. But Lewis also absorbed the gospel and R&B of the local black community.

Lewis was discovered by Sam Phillips of Sun Records, whose stable of artists also included Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Not long after joining Sun, the now-famous Sun studio jam session with Presley, Perkins, Cash and Lewis led to the unprecedented Million Dollar Quartet recording.

Then came "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," followed by the hits "Breathless" and "High School Confidential," all of which proved that Lewis was here to stay.

Beginning in the late Sixties, Lewis launched such Top Ten country hits as "Another Place, Another Time" and "What Made Milwaukee Famous (Made a Loser Out of Me)." In 1973, Lewis released The Session, his re-entry into the rock and roll realm. The album was recorded in London with music greats Peter Frampton, Rory Gallagher, Alvin Lee and Klaus Voormann. By the early Eighties, he'd racked up a string of 30 country hits. In 1986, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1995, he marked his 60th year with a red-hot rock and roll album, Young Blood.



His latest studio album, Last Man Standing, was released in 2006 and features duets with music legends Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Don Henley and many more. To this day, Lewis's fire burns bright.



For more information on Jerry Lee Lewis go to www.jerryleelewis.com
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Postby rockin532000 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:15 am

And another press article:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame taps Jerry Lee Lewis as 2007 American Music Masters honoree
Posted by John Soeder September 06, 2007 14:06PM
Categories: Music

AP

Jerry Lee Lewis doing what he does best: bangin' the keys.


MORE INFO
Honoring Jerry Lee Lewis
What: American Music Masters tribute concert.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Where: Playhouse Square's State Theatre.
Tickets: $30, $40 and $50. On sale Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Playhouse Square box office and Tickets.com outlets, or charge by phone, 1-800-766-6048 or 216-241-6000.


Great balls of fire! Jerry Lee Lewis is the honoree for the 12th annual American Music Masters series, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University.

"Whole Lotta Shakin': The Life and Music of Jerry Lee Lewis" is set to culminate at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with a tribute concert at Playhouse Square's State Theatre, emceed by Kris Kristofferson.

Performers have not been announced.

Lewis, whose 72nd birthday is Saturday, Sept. 29, is expected to attend the concert. The piano-pounding rock pioneer is the first living musician to be feted as part of the long-running series. Previous honorees include Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Lead Belly, Sam Cooke and Roy Orbison.

"It's a profound honor for my father," Lewis' daughter, Phoebe, said in a statement.

Also on the agenda for the weeklong salute are film screenings, panel discussions and an academic conference.

Lewis "represents the spirit of rock ¤'n' roll," said Warren Zanes, the Rock Hall's education adviser and public programs producer.

"If you look back at his early over-the-top performances .¤.¤ what he does with the piano shows it's less about the instrument than the individual using it," Zanes said. "He brought all the fire, and then some, to the scene that the most electrifying guitarists did."

Lewis, a native of Ferriday, La., whose high-school nickname was "The Killer," was among the first performers inducted into the Rock Hall in 1986. He performed at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in September 1995, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Lewis scored his first big hit 50 years ago with the top five smash "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," followed in short order by "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless."

"He showed you could bring a level of musicianship to the three-chord song that was as powerful as anything in other musical territories," Zanes said. "He goes way beyond three chords, but when he's in a three-
chord song, that doesn't mean what's happening is simple."

Lewis' popularity declined after he married his 13-year-old second cousin, Myra Gale Brown, in December 1957. They divorced in 1970. By then, Lewis was enjoying a comeback on the country-music charts.

His life has been marked by turmoil and tragedies, including struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction and the deaths of two of his four children and two of his wives. (Lewis has been married six times.) He accidentally shot his bass player, Butch Owens, in the chest in 1976; Owens lived to tell the tale.

The latest album by Lewis, 2006's "Last Man Standing," is a collection of duets between him and Springsteen, Willie Nelson, various Rolling Stones and other stars.
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Postby rockin532000 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:29 am

As this, apparently, is a one week long event, I am seriously thinking about spending another week of holiday there :roll:

This could well be one of the greatest moment's in Jerry's career. It does sound fascinating.

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Postby Perk » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:41 am

These are great news!!! This must be what Brian Setzer mentioned earlier in an interview, that he would be there.

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Postby peterchecksfield » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:57 am

I've just sent this link to Peter Hayman! He did tell me that he wasn't going back to the USA until October but I guess he might change his mind now... :D
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Postby Maarten K. » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:18 am

Great news indeed. Let's hope they film this tribute concert and that big names will be part of the show. More important: let's hope Jerry will be there!
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A great tribute

Postby Tony Papard » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:17 am

This is a great honor for Jerry Lee - the first living artist to be honored in this way.
Long ago in Ferriday down in Louisiana, They all watched Jerry play and pump that old piana

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Postby DanielWhite » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:45 am

rockin532000 wrote:As this, apparently, is a one week long event, I am seriously thinking about spending another week of holiday there :roll:

This could well be one of the greatest moment's in Jerry's career. It does sound fascinating.

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Go for it Joerg! It should be great. If it was closer to the New York show, I'd consider it myself.

I'm just catching up on a week's worth of messages.

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Postby rockin532000 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:50 pm

Well I have made good progress yesterday evening and got the green light from my wife to go there. Now I need to convince my boss on Monday and then I AM ON!!! :twisted:

Anybody else joining????

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Postby rockin532000 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:09 pm

Now I would be interested in knowing if you could be the musical director of this Tribute show, who should be on the program?

While I think artists will be more from the Rock side of things and not Country, this is a pure wish list.

So, here we go with my list:

Mickey Gilley
Marty Stuart
Bruce Springsteen
Dolly Parton
Brian Setzer (ok, he apparently is a given anyhow...)
George Jones
Mick Jagger
Willie Nelson
Neil Young
Tom Jones
Hank Williams Jr.
Billy Joel
George Thorogood
Toby Keith
Chuck Berry

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Postby peterchecksfield » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:22 pm

rockin532000 wrote:Now I would be interested in knowing if you could be the musical director of this Tribute show, who should be on the program?

While I think artists will be more from the Rock side of things and not Country, this is a pure wish list.

So, here we go with my list:

Mickey Gilley
Marty Stuart
Bruce Springsteen
Dolly Parton
Brian Setzer (ok, he apparently is a given anyhow...)
George Jones
Mick Jagger
Willie Nelson
Neil Young
Tom Jones
Hank Williams Jr.
Billy Joel
George Thorogood
Toby Keith
Chuck Berry

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I'm sure Kid Rock will be there...... :roll:
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Postby jarireinikka » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:04 pm

"I'm sure Kid Rock will be there...... "


...unfortunately....
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Postby Tommy » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:18 pm

Why would Mick Jagger and not Keith be there?
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Postby ChrisdeB » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:15 pm

This is great news indeed. i hope James Burton and Van Morrison will be incuded on the bill as well. I would love yo see Dylan there but you can ony dream. Can we have the E Street Band with Kenny lovelace as the backing band for the night please...........

However I think it is very tragic that no show was done like Roy Orbison's Black and White night which was a tremendous tribute fo Roy and in my opinion one of the greatest tribute show ever.
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Postby peterchecksfield » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:23 am

Tommy wrote:Why would Mick Jagger and not Keith be there?


It was a "wish list", not a prediction.
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