I’ve mentioned here many times that back in the 1960’s and early 70’s, by brothers and I were Country Music entertainers. We met a lot of “stars” back in those days and a lot of them we met at Winter Gardens in Elizabethtown, Ohio. It’s kind of a hole in the road town—at least it was back then—about 20 miles west of Cincinnati.
My brothers and I played there on a regular basis for years and, again, met a bunch of performers. There was one performer who came there every year. He wasn’t exactly a Country Music entertainer, but the owner of Winter Gardens booked him all the time because he always sold out.
His name was Jerry Lee Lewis. Maybe some of you younger people out there don’t know much about him but you’ve probably at least heard of him.
While he played Winter Gardens every year, the owner of Winter Gardens didn’t want us on any shows with Jerry Lee Lewis. He told my parents that the crowd for Jerry Lee was too “rough” for little boys and he didn’t want us exposed to it. I guess he was trying to protect us.
I’m sure when Jerry Lee came to Elizabethtown, Ohio all those many years ago, this was one of the songs he did. Yeah, it’s the clip up above.