Jerry Lee Lewis on His Piano Playing

These fingers speak for themselves—they have a brain. They always hit the right notes, too. It just happens. That’s the way it is. Sometimes I still throw my boot up on the keyboard and play with my heel. It’s very important to hit the right notes. I did it first when I was young. I figured it would be good for business. Playing rock ’n’ roll the way I do takes a lot out of a person. But it don’t bother me. I’m used to it. Sometimes I sit up on top of the piano and play with both my feet, looking at the keys the other way. I hit the right notes then, too.
— Jerry Lee Lewis in The Wall Street Journal