GREAT BRITAIN: Americans Abroad

From the moment he arrived in London for his six-week rock-'n'-roll tour of Britain, Tennessee's flaxen-haired Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, made himself at home in the headlines. The tiny, pony-tailed Mississippi schoolgirl he had brought with him, he proudly announced, was none other than his third wife, Myra. Her age: 15. When reporters gaped, Lewis, resplendent in blue velvet trousers, casually drawled: "I can assure you that my wife is all woman, even though she looks kinda young."

With some distaste, London journalists did their best to explain to their readers the...

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