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|Lloyd Price was born on March 9, 1933, and grew up in a suburb
of New Orleans. His mother owed the Fish N Fry restaurant. Known as "Mr.
Personality", after the name of one of his biggest million-selling
hits. His first recording,was "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" In 1954 he
was drafted and ended up in Korea. When he returned he found he had been
replaced by Little Richard. In addition, his former chauffeur, Larry
Williams, was also recording for the label, having released "Short
Fat Fannie". During the 1970s Price owned a Manhattan
restaurant-nightclub called Turntable and helped Don King promote fights
including Muhammad Ali's "Rumble in the Jungle". He later
became a builder erecting 42 town houses in the Bronx. On March 9, 2010,
his 77th Birthday, in New Orleans, Lloyd Price was inducted into The
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and on June 20, 2010, Price appeared and
sang in season 1 finale of the HBO series "Treme". He was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and currently
lives in Westchester County, New York.
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