Well, I read a French (translated) graphic novel about the history of Rock and Roll a while ago. They mentioned in passing that Jerry Lee Louis had a kind of elegant murderer image about him, self perpetuated. The picture they showed of him had him wear a kind of Blackadder velvet suit. Kinda from the same era as the fairy tale character named Bluebeard.
What I was wondering was, where did this image of an elegant killer come from? Why did Jerry Lee Louis decide to go with it. Also, what other bands invoked that image?