This episode of American Bandstand, featuring Jerry Lee Lewis at the height of his fame, aired on March 18, 1958. The show was ABC's top rated show, with around 8,000,000 viewers a day. Lewis performed three songs: Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On and Breathless. He was the show's first guest to perform three songs...also, the first to not lip-synch.
Lewis's career would soon hit the skids, when the world became aware of his marriage to his thirteen-year-old cousin Myra in May of 1958.