Lloyd Price, early rock legend behind 'Stagger Lee,' dead at 88
Lloyd Price, best known as the early rock 'n roll icon behind hits like “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and the semi-forbidden “Stagger Lee,” is dead at age 88.
Price’s nickname was"Mr. Personality," fitting for a performer with a warm smile and a tenor voice to match. But he was far more than an engaging entertainer. He was unusually independent for his time, running his own record label even before such stars as Frank Sinatra did the same, holding on to his publishing rights, and serving as his own agent and manager. He would often speak of the racial injustices he endured, calling his memoir"sumdumhonkey" and
writing on his Facebook pageduring the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests that behind his"affable exterior" was"a man who is seething."Born in Kenner, Louisiana, Price was one of 11 siblings and had been singing in church and playing piano since childhood. He was in his late teens when a local DJ’s favorite catchphrase,"Lawdy Miss Clawdy," helped inspire him to write his boundary-breaking first hit, which he worked on in his mother’s fried fish restaurant.
Featuring Domino’s trademark piano trills,"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" hit No. 1 on the R&B charts in 1952, sold more than 1 million copies and became a rock standard, covered by Elvis Presley and Little Richard, among others. But Price would have mixed feelings about the song’s broad appeal, later remembering how local officials in the Jim Crow South resisted letting both blacks and whites attend his shows. headtopics.com
This March 14, 2011 file photo, shows Lloyd Price appears backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in New York. The New Orleans mainstay and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has died. Price was known for such hits as "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and "Stagger Lee." His wife Jackie said he died Monday, May 3, 2021 in New Rochelle, N.Y.
(AP Photo, File)Price was drafted and spent the mid-1950s in military service in Korea. He began a career restart with the 1957 ballad"Just Because," and hit the top with the brassy, pop-oriented"Stagger Lee," one of the catchiest, most celebratory songs ever recorded about a barroom murder.
Written by Price,"Stagger Lee" was based on a 19th century fight between two Black men — Lee Shelton, sometimes known as Stag Lee, and Billy Lyons — that ended with Shelton shooting and killing his rival. Their ever-changing legend was appearing in songs by the 1920s, and has inspired artists ranging from Woody Guthrie and Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan and the Clash.Read more: Fox News »
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Lloyd Price, ‘Personality’ and 'Stagger Lee' Singer, Dies at 88Lloyd Price, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer behind the groundbreaking 1950s pop/R&B hits “Personality” and “Stagger Lee,” died on May 3 at the age of 88.