Lloyd Price Dies: Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Who Hit With ‘Stagger Lee’, ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ & Others Was 88


Lloyd Price, who soared to the top of the charts with the 1950s hits “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality,” “I’m Gonna Get Married” and the No. 1 smash “Stagger Lee,” died Monday in New Orleans. He was 88. No cause was given by his manager, who confirmed the death.

Price was discovered at age 19 by legendary New Orleans producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Bartholomew, who was working with Specialty Records producer Art Rupe. He took Price in and soon recorded “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” with Fats Domino on piano and Earl Palmer on drums. The 1952 hit sold a million copies and spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s R&B charts but did not make the Billboard pop chart.

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