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Jerry Lee Lewis returns to U.K.

11 October 2008
Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis is to return to the U.K. 50 years after his ill-fated 1958 tour was scrapped following revelations about his private life.
The singer came to Britain in May 1958, aged 22, to play a series of live dates across the country - but the roadshow was cancelled after just three concerts when it emerged that Lewis' third wife, Myra Gale Brown, was his first cousin once removed - and was just 13 years old.
The scandal forced Lewis back to his native U.S., where he was snubbed by radio stations and pushed into hiding.
Now 73, Lewis has regained his status as a rock icon, and is set to play two dates in London on 25 and 28 October (08), with a further date in March 2009 with fellow 50s legend Little Richard.
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