Jerry Lee Lewis, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, And Merle Haggard Sing 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On'
Sep 16, 2020 by apost team
Nine years ago at the Wiltern Theatre, Merle Haggard, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Kid Rock came together for "Willie Nelson and Friends: Outlaws & Angels" show.
In the early 2000s, America witnessed one of the most unusual shows to ever exist. This show was, as you can probably imagine, full of chaos and joy.
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Willie Nelson released one of his most famous albums, Outlaws and Angels, in late 2004. His tracks had special guest appearances from singers such as Merle Haggard, Keith Richards, and Toby Keith. His album was composed of various popular songs from the past, and so it was not unusual to see Nelson invite Jerry Lee Lewis, Richards, and Kid Rock for one of the most popular tracks. The song, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, was probably the most popular track out of his album.
During the same year, Rock began to perform on televised shows with special appearances from other stars in the album. His most famous performance was when he was joined by Lewis and Nelson for a night that the audience would never forget. Lewis and Nelson added a glorious bit of music to the performance. With Nelson on guitar and Lewis on piano, Rock was free to shine at the main vocalist. Of course, he was occasionally backed by the other two.
At the end of the performance, Lewis broke off the cover of the piano keys and did the most unusual thing. He grabbed the microphone stand and slammed it on the keys in an attempt to create a memorable ending.
The hype for the song, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On began with Lewis in 1957. According to Songfacts, producers everywhere had feared that the intended audience would not take to the track, but Lewis proved them wrong. The song became the top track of two Billboard charts. It later went on to be rated the 61st top song by Rolling Stone.
Lewis had left quite a lasting impact on the world of rock and roll. Even today, he is known as "rock & roll's first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century." Lewis was one of the first men to contribute to the genre and the song, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On truly gave rock & roll the fame that it deserved. Following his success with this track. Lewis recorded multiple songs such as High School Confidential and Breathless. After some time, however, Lewis lost his fame due to a scandal, according to Grunge.
Rock's career, on the other hand, spanned over nearly 30 years. He has alternated between heavy metal, country, and hip hop when recording tracks, as per Biography. He eventually found the perfect blend of all three genres and created his own style of music, transforming the genres into something unique. This blend led to a long and successful career. Like Lewis, Rock has faced his own share of scandals and controversies, yet he remains popular to date in the world of rock.
Nelson indulges mostly in country music, where he is a widely known singer. His tracks, Stardust, and Red Headed Stranger have become some of the most iconic tracks in the genre. In addition to singing, Nelson also actively engages in activism and attempts to make a change through his music and other means.
In the early 2000s, a few rock singers performed together on the song, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On. The performance was so unusual that the audience would most likely never forget it. In a combination of three of the world of rock's most famous singers, the performance was anything but dull.
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