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A Jerry Lee
Lewis Christmas Party
by Rockabilly Hall of Fame
Inductee/Reporter Burl Boykin
A Christmas Party hosted by Jerry
Lee Lewis honoring Sheriff James A. Riley of Hernando, Mississipi was
held Thursday, December 9, 1999. The event was held at the Four Points
Sheridan Hotel in Memphis, TN, with a prime rib dinner served from 7 to
8 pm. 90 minutes of entertainment was provided by Jerry Lee. Over 2000
folks came to see one of the greatest entertainers era - "the legendary
Jerry Lee Lewis." This $100 a plate dinner party was a fund raiser for
Sheriff Riley, a close personal friend of Jerry Lee and his wife, Kerrie
McCarver Lewis. After the delicious meal and the chocolate moose
dessert, the "Killer" took the stage to do his famous renditions of:
"Great Balls of Fire," (Big Bopper's) "Chantilly Lace," "Whole Lotta
Shankin'," "You Win Again," "Mabelene," "School Days," "Johnny B.
Goode," "Cold Cold Heart," and many
dance floor was jammed with guests dancing to the fast and slow songs of
the hottest act of the '50s in show bsuiness. Kerri did a beautiful
Christmas song while dancing and singing with Sherrif Riley. Jerry Lee
and Kerrie presented the sheriff with a plaque for his many years of
fine service to the citizens of DeSota County,
and TV artist Eddie Bond was also recognized for his contributions to
law enforcement and for Eddie's new hit single "Ode to Bufford Pusser."
Eddie and his wife Gladys then presented Burl Boykin (a/k/a Colonel
Johnny Crash) an Honorary Plaque from the Governor of Tennessee, Don
Sunquist. Other guests in attendance were Commander Jimmy Dunn, Todd
Pulse, Cousin Bo-Jack, Shane Swindle, Norris "Fish" Fisher, The McCarver
Sisters (Kerrie, Sherrie & Dedee) and their proud father Bob McCarver
who promotes the girls. Bob and his wife also celebrated their 40th
Wedding Anniversary that
the evening began, reporter/guest/photographer Burl Boykin entered Jerry
Lee's bus. Burl met his old friend Kenny Lovelace. and they exchanged
hugs and greetings. Jerry Lee was inside the bus with a new edition to
the Lewis family - a liter of puppies just delivered by veteranian Dr.
Ed Franklin, the chairman of this gala event. Jerry Lee had a big smile
on his face as his wife Kerrie and his son stood by. Jerry Lee
commented, "What a way to spend Christmas, with my wife, my son, my
puppies and party with my friends. I'm ready to play and rock 'em."
And that he did - what a night!
- posted December 21,