Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933) is an American R&B vocalist. Known as 'Mr. Personality', after the name of one of his biggest million-selling hits. His first recording, 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' was a huge hit on Specialty Records in 1952, and although he continued to turn out records, none were as popular until several years later, when he refined the New Orleans beat and achieved a series of national hits. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Born in Kenner, Louisiana, United States, and growing up in a suburb of New Orleans, Price had formal musical training in trumpet and piano, sang in his church's gospel choir, and was a member of a combo in high school. His mother, Beatrice Price, owned the Fish 'n' Fry Restaurant, and Price picked up a lifelong interest in business and in food from her. When Art Rupe of Specialty Records came to New Orleans scouting for talent and heard Price's song, 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', he wanted to record it.
Contributions by 126.96.36.199, Mattisse, and Meritwants.