In this celebratory issue of Vintage Rock we toast The Killer Jerry Lee Lewis’ 80th birthday with an insightful interview with the man himself – we also review his incredible final UK farewell show at the London Palladium – unmissable stuff.
It’s a family affair this time round, and later in the issue we also chat with Jerry’s younger sister Linda Gail Lewis, whose superb new album ‘Hard Rockin’ Woman’ hasn’t left the VR stereo of late.
Elsewhere, we chat with legendary Sun drummer – and one of Billy Lee Riley’s Little Green Men – JM Van Eaton, we gain an unique new perspective on Roy Orbison from his son Alex and we chat with renaissance man and multi-talented musician Deke Dickerson.
Add to that our Top 40 Western Swing tracks, our profile of the Stray Cats’ firecracker ’80s classic debut album and our interview with voodoo rockabilly artist Vince Ray – and it’s a cracking issue!
There’s plenty more too – Jeanie Finlay discusses her new critically-acclaimed Orion documentary about Sun Records’ masked musical phenomenon, we review Long Island’s Ink N Iron weekender and The Sonics live and BBC Radio DJ Geoff Barker supplies the soundtrack to his life.
Enjoy the issue!