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Lloyd Price


1933

Lloyd Price was born in Kenner, Louisiana.

1952

Lloyd Price cuts “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” for Specialty Records in New Orleans. It tops the R&B and Best Seller charts for seven weeks.

1953

For three years Lloyd Price serves in the U.S. Army. His military hitch temporarily ends a five-song hit streak that included the double-sided hits “Oooh, Oooh, Oooh” (#4 R&B) b/w “Restless Heart” (#5 R&B) and “Tell Me Pretty Baby” (#8 R&B) b/w “Ain’t It a Shame” (#6 and #4 R&B, in separate chartings).

1957

“Just Because,” Lloyd Price’s post-Army debut for the ABC-Paramount label, enters the singles charts, peaking at #3 R&B and #29 pop.

1959

Lloyd Price hits #4 on the R&B chart and #23 (3/30) on the pop chart with “Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)?”, #1 on the R&B chart and #2 (6/15) on the pop chart with “Personality”, #1 on the R&B chart and #3 (9/14) on the pop chart with “I’m Gonna Get Married” and #3 on the R&B chart and #20 (12/07) on the pop chart with “Come Into My Heart”.

1959

Lloyd Price’s “Personality” enters the R&B chart, where it will repeat the feat “Stagger Lee” achieved earlier in the year of topping that chart for four weeks. It will peak at #2 on the pop side, as well.

1960

Lloyd Price hits #3 on the R&B chart and #14 on the pop chart with “Lady Luck”.

1960

“Question” becomes Lloyd Price’s 15th Top Ten R&B hit since his debut eight years earlier.

1963

Lloyd Price’s version of Errol Garner’s “Misty,” issued on his own Double-L label, enters the R&B chart, where it reaches #11.

1969

Lloyd Price launches a nightclub (Turntable) and label (Turntable Records) in New York.

1974

Lloyd Price stages a music festival in Zaire, Africa, with boxing promoter Don King. The event attracts 120,000 people and offers James Brown, B.B. King, Etta James, Bill Withers, the Spinners and others.

1994

Lloyd Price receives the Pioneer Award at the sixth annual Rhythm and Blues Foundation ceremonies in Los Angeles.

1998

Lloyd Price is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the thirteenth annual induction dinner. Tony Rich is his presenter.

Lloyd Price