Jerry Lee Lewis marries his cousin (December 12th, 1957)
The musician's questionable personal life was hidden from the public until 1958 when reporters finally learned that the then-23-year-old had married Myra Gale Brown, his thirteen-year-old second cousin twice removed.
The public response to the revelation became so intense it forced Lee Lewis to cancel the balance of his tour for the year. And as a result of his nefarious nuptials Lee Lewis was all but dispatched the to the trash heap of music history.
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