Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin On: 85 Years Of The Killer Adds Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, & More
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 20, 2020) – Announced last week, a star-studded event will be held to celebrate Jerry Lee Lewis’ 85th Birthday featuring some of the biggest names in music, movies, sports, television, and politics. The virtual Livestream, hosted by actor John Stamos, has added Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, John Fogerty, Andy Grammer, Kris Kristofferson, Peyton Manning, and more for performances and well wishes for the “Last Man Standing” and founding father of Rock n’ Roll. There will be special appearances from Jerry Lee Lewis himself and he will interact with fans via the live chat.
Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On 85 Years of The Killer will air on October 27 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT via Jerry Lee Lewis’ official Facebook and YouTube channels and JerryLeeLewis.com
. The event will benefit World Vision, a Christian organization working to help communities lift themselves out of poverty. For good.
The current list of celebrities lined up to celebrate “The Killer” include (new announcements in bold): Andy Grammer, President Bill Clinton, Billy F Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Brenda Lee, Chris Isaak, Chris Janson, Drew Carey, Elton John, Freda Payne, Gavin DeGraw, Jacob Tolliver, James Burton, Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Phillips, Jimmy Swaggart, Joe Walsh, John Fogerty, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Linda Gail Lewis, Lindsay Ell, Marty Stuart, Mickey Gilley, The Beach Boy’s Mike Love, Nancy Wilson, Peyton Manning, Priscilla Presley, Randy Houser, Ringo Starr, Tanya Tucker, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson and Wink Martindale along with appearances from Jerry Lee Lewis’ road band, Kenny Lovelace, Ray Gann, and Kenny Aronoff.
Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years of The Killer is being produced and directed by Zach Farnum / 117 Entertainment in association with Jeff Franklin and Tisha Fein.
About Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time best singer-songwriters, musicians, and pianists. 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 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, the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, and countless other honors. He is truly rock n’ roll’s first great wildman and shows no signs of stopping, touring around the globe, and recording new music still today. Visit www.jerryleelewis.com
to follow “The Killer.”