Review: Rick Bragg’s ‘Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story’

December 12, 2014 5:45 PM

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Jerry Lee Lewis was a Louisiana-born supernova who helped create rock ’n’ roll and raced toward stardom in the 1950s until his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra helped turn a 1958 performance tour in England into a disaster.

But the brilliance of his early years and his dogged determination to succeed sustained him for decades after his rocketlike career was sidetracked.

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