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Jerry Lee Lewis - London 1981

This is Jerry Lee Lewis and the Memphis Beat with special guest Carl Perkins recorded live at the Wembley Arena, London, on Friday 17th April 1981. In the 1960s, Lewis's attempts at a comeback as a rock and roll performer had stalled during four years with Smash Records until he began recording country ballads. He had already recorded a country-oriented LP for the label Country Songs for City Folks. In 1968, his single "Another Place, Another Time" became a Top 10 success and led to a string of Top Ten singles including the 1968 number-one country single "To Make Love Sweeter For You" that brought Lewis renewed stardom among country music fans, much like that which ex-rockabilly Conway Twitty began to cultivate during that same time. His shift to country reflected the fact that he had grown up listening to the Grand Ole Opry. Jerry Lee Lewis's country hits during this period include "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)"