Rock 'n' roll musician who was known for the hit "Great Balls of Fire" and who married his thirteen year old cousin, Myra Gale Brown.
He was expelled from Southwest Bible Institute for playing what they termed "devil's music." He played music in Natchez, Mississippi to make a living.
He became the last living member of the Sun Records Million Dollar Quartet and hence was nicknamed The Killer.
He married seven times: first to Dorothy Barton on February 21, 1952, then to Jane Mitchum on September 15, 1953, to Myra Lewis on December 12, 1957, to Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate on October 7, 1971, to Shawn Stephens on June 7, 1983, to Kerrie McCarver on April 24, 1984, and finally to Judith Brown on March 9, 2012. He had a total of six children across the marriages.
He released the album Million Dollar Quartet after collaborating with Elvis Presley.