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Lloyd Price has died at age 88. He was an R&B and rock pioneer, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with lots of hits including “Stagger Lee,” “Personality,” and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy.”

Lloyd was an entrepreneur, too. He was always cooking up ideas for tours and documentaries. He was part of the great soul tour hosted by Peter Wolf of J. Geils with Sam Moore, Jerry Butler, Chuck Jackson, Percy Sledge, Irma Thomas, and Gene Chandler. I saw it at the Beacon Theater on July 16, 1998 and it changed my life. Sam and Jerry wound up in my film, “Only the Survive” directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Lloyd was one of a kind, a trailblazer, and a great talent. His videos are below. His bio is here.

Condolences to his family and wide circle of friends and fans and admirers. He had “Personality” to spare.



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