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Jerry Lee Lewis Marriage Scandal Jerry Lee Lewis was one of early rock-and-roll's pioneers and leading performers. In December 1957, when he was 22 years old, Lewis secretly married for the third time. The bride was Myra Gale Brown--who happened to be just 13 years and five months old. Myra's father was Lewis' cousin, J.W. Brown, a member of Lewis' band. News of the strange marriage did not surface until May 1958 when a British journalist uncovered the story as Lewis was beginning a tour of England. The adverse publicity caused the tour to be cancelled after just three concerts. The backlash followed Lewis to the United States. Many radio stations refused to play Lewis' songs. Lewis went from $10,000-per-night engagements to small-time bookings where he was lucky to pick up $250. Moralists declared the scandal was proof of rock-and-roll's inherent evil. The couple stayed married until 1970. Today Brown is a real estate agent.
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Added: 20th November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-11-20 
She looks like a bridesmaid--not a bride.
Posted by: Carl1957 on 2009-11-20 
So was he ever convicted of rape? Pedophilia?
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-11-20 
Didn't they have children?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-11-21 
I don't think the marriage was illegal. In many jurisdictions the minimum age for marriage can be bypassed with parental consent. I don't know what the case was here.

I'll have to check to see if the marriage produced any children.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-11-21 
According to Wikipedia: The couple had two children, Steve Allen Lewis (named after the entertainer), who drowned at age three, and daughter Phoebe, who now is her father's manager and lives at his ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi. They divorced on December 9, 1970, after 13 years of marriage. Myra later wrote, together with Murray Silver, a biography of Lewis, Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-11-24 
Jerry Lee Lewis has had two of his six wives plus a three-year-old son drown in swimming pools. Wow.
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