Lloyd Price

Fri, December 1, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY


Tickets at the Door

$20 Food/Drink minimum per Person

Lloyd Price
Lloyd Price
Lloyd Price is an American music icon and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

He was born in Kenner, Louisiana, on 9 March 1933, one of eleven children to Beatrice and Louis Price. Lloyd Price the legend was born when Lloyd dominated the Billboard charts with 34 charted single during the late 1950s. and 1960s.

Lloyd is known universally as “Mr. Personality” after his 1959 million-seller, (You’ve Got) Personality, one of his recordings. That #1 worldwide hit remains among the world’s most instantly recognizable melodies. More than two dozen artists have re-record it, and it’s been used by advertisers that include General Motors, Kraft Foods, American Idol, US Army, Fiat, Weight Watchers, Howard Johnson’s Hotels, the PGA and LPGA, and Pepsi Cola, among others.

In childhood, Lloyd learned the piano, trumpet, and voice. In high school he formed a band that played covers at ‘jooks’ and teen-age hops. He came to the attention of WBOK radio jock, ‘Okey Dokey’ Smith, who often introduced on-air announcements and commercials with the shout, “Lawdy, lawdy Miss Clawdy!” Art Rupe, president of Specialty Records, heard of Lloyd through the famous New Orleans band leader, composer, and trumpeter, Dave Bartholomew. When Rupe next came through New Orleans, he stopped to hear Lloyd, and he decided on the spot to record what he heard. Lloyd didn’t have a band, so Bartholomew and his band (which included Fats Domino on piano) did the arrangements and backed-up Price in the recording session.

That recording was released in 1952 and instantly became the hit known as Lawdy Miss Clawdy. It sat at #1 on Billboard’s R&B chart for 11 consecutive weeks and surpassed 800,000 sales units during that time. Since then, Lloyd’s performance of that song has sold in excess of 50 million copies.

Lawdy Miss Clawdy is rightly regarded as a marker at the birth of rock and roll, along with Stagger Lee, another Price classic. As rock classics, both compositions have been re-recorded by other artists. At date, Lawdy Miss Clawdy has been recorded 159 times — by Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richards, Freddy Fender, Little Richard, Doug Sahm, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Winter, The Hollies, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Roy Orbison, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Anthony Newley, Wayne Newton, and Trini Lopez, among others.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016