Jerry Lee Lewis To Celebrate 85th Birthday With Star-Studded Virtual Livestream Benefit

Jerry Lee Lewis is turning 85, and “The Killer” is celebrating the milestone birthday with his millions of fans around the world through a giant virtual live stream event, “Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years of The Killer.” Hosted by actor John Stamos, the special will feature performances and well wishes from friends and fans including Elton John, President Bill Clinton, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack and Joe Walsh, among many others.

The evening, which will air on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. CT via Jerry Lee Lewis’ official Facebook and YouTube channels and on, will also mark the first time in 40 years that Lewis has been in the same room with his famous cousins, country legend Mickey Gilley and televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.

Other celebrities lined up to celebrate Lewis include Billy F Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Janson, Jacob Tolliver, James Burton, Jerry Phillips, Linda Gail Lewis, Lindsay Ell, Marty Stuart, The Beach Boy’s Mike Love, Priscilla Presley, Tom Jones, and Wink Martindale along with appearances from Jerry Lee Lewis’ road band, Kenny Lovelace, Ray Gann and Kenny Aronoff. An additional lineup announcement will follow in the coming weeks.

The star-studded event will benefit Christian charity organization World Vision.


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