“Me & Bobby McGee” Gets Piano Treatment At Hands Of Jerry Lee Lewis

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“Me & Bobby McGee” Gets Piano Treatment At Hands Of Jerry Lee Lewis | Classic Country Music Videos

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Legendary musician Jerry Lee Lewis is known for his unmatched piano playing and up-tempo hit songs like “Great Balls of Fire,” so it’s no wonder that when you put him at the helm of the piano and ask him to play a cover, he’s going to make it a rip-roaring good time!

Taking to the stage for an unforgettable 1978 episode of Pop! Goes The Country, Lewis tickled the ivories in a way that not many can and unleashed his own version of “Me and Bobby McGee” that brought utter delight and happiness to all who watched.

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This legendary song, originally penned by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, has been a major part of country music for over 48 years and has been covered by a seemingly endless number of musicians in the time since its release.

Lewis’ rendition not only appeared on this dazzling episode of late-70s prime time television, but also on his rock-genre record, The Killer Rocks On, and was the B-side to his single “Would You Take Another Chance on Me?”

His amped-up version is an irresistible piece of music history and has been heralded by fans and critics alike with Colin Escott exclaiming that Lewis “destroyed the essence of the song, but – at the same time – created a new one” in the liner of Lewis’ record.

Watch Jerry Lee Lewis deliver this remarkable and fiery piano version of “Me and Bobby McGee” in the video below.

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