1973 – Rock ‘n’ roll wildman Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

1973 – Rock ‘n’ roll wildman Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. The Opry officials ask him to play only country music and refrain from using any obscenities. But guess what? The Killer plays “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” before exclaiming, “I am the rock ‘n’ rollin’, country and western, rhythm and blues singin’ motherf*cker.” The Ol’ Dirty Bastard of his day, really.

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