The Rock & Roll Side of Jerry Lewis

August 21, 2017

When you hear the name Jerry Lewis, the first phrase to come to mind is probably not rock and roll.

But the entertainer, who died over the weekend, may have had a rock and roll heart. And I'm not just saying that because his son, Gary Lewis (of Gary Lewis and the Playboys) had some hits in the 1960s.

Check out this video I found from the old show Hullabaloo. It was a show that was similar to American Bandstand, in that it highlighted the week's top pop songs every week.

Gary Lewis and his dad Jerry co-hosted the show. And after the intro to the show they break into a classic Beatles song, and then answer for yourself, could Jerry Lewis rock?