Jerry Lee Lewis, Last Man Standing

Legend remakes rock standards - with a little help from his friends

(Artist First) £11.99

'It's been a long time since I rock'n'rolled,' is how it starts, with a cover of Led Zep's 'Rock and Roll' and Jimmy Page on hand to fill in the guitar part. This is the record that the 71-year-old legend was working on when Robert Gordon profiled him for OMM in March 2005, reinventing standards with the aid of an all-star cast: BB King (10 years the Killer's senior), Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Rod Stewart and more. Even Little Richard joins in for 'I Saw Her Standing There'. ('She was just 17,' Jerry sings; well, wife number three was 13...) And does he still rock? Hell, yeah.

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Caspar Llewellyn Smith

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