b. Lloyd Price, 9th March 1933, Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Lloyd Price is an American R&B vocalist.
He is known as 'Mr. Personality', after the name of one of his biggest hits.
As a youngster, Lloyd had a formal musical training in trumpet and piano.
He recorded his own song ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, for the Specialty imprint, which became a big hit.
Further releases included ‘Oooh, Oooh, Oooh.
In 1954 he was drafted and posted to Korea.
On returning to the States, Lloyd had been replaced at Speciality by Little Richard.
mr personality - 1959 / the exciting lloyd price - 1959 / mr personality's 15 hits - 1960 / the fantastic lloyd price - 1960
He then set up KRC Records, releasing ‘Just Because’.
The song was released on ABC Records, which led to further recordings for the label, including ‘Stagger Lee’, ‘Personality’, and ‘I’m Gonna Get Married’.
‘Stagger Lee’ topped the pop and R&B charts, selling over a million copies.
In 1962, Lloyd set up Double L Records.
Wilson Pickett was signed to the label.
cookin' - 1961 / misty - 1963 / lloys swings for sammy - 1965 / lloyd price now! - 1969
Lloyd then founded a new label, called Turntable Records.
In the Seventies, Lloyd helped Don King promote fights.
One of these was the famous Muhammad Ali/George Foreman fight ‘Rumble in the Jungle’.
to the roots and back - 1972 / lloyd at any price - 1974 / music-music - 1976 / the nominee - 1978
Lloyd then became a builder.
In 2010, Lloyd Price was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
These days Lloyd lives with his wife in New York.
Lloyd Price (Specialty Records 1959)
The Exciting Lloyd Price (ABC Records 1959)
Mr Personality (ABC Records 1959)
Mr Personality Sings The Blues (ABC Records 1960)
The Fantastic Lloyd Price (ABC Records 1960)
Lloyd Price Sings The Million Sellers (ABC Records 1961)
Cookin' With Lloyd Price (ABC Records 1961)
The Lloyd Price Orchestra (Double L Records 1963)
Misty (Double L Records 1963)
Lloyd Swings For Sammy (Monument Records 1965)
Lloyd Price Now (Jad Records 1969)
To The Roots And Back (Jad Records 1972)
The Nominee (Jad Records 1978)