Jerry Lee Lewis was born in Ferriday, Louisiana on September 29, 1935. Lewis started playing the piano early as 9 years old, mimicking the manner of black musicians. Lewis, often referred to as the "The Killer," is a legend in rock and roll. A few of his first recordings at Sun Records include "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" and "Crazy Arms" which sold 300,000 copies in the South. At the age of 13, Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin causing his career to stumble. In 1986, Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is considered to be a pioneer of the genre.