Lloyd Price Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Feb 08, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Dec 06, 2023
Lloyd Price has attained legendary status in the world of music through a career that has spun decades.
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About Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price, also known as Mr. Personality after his famous 1959 hit 'Personality', was a pivotal figure in R&B and rock 'n' roll music. Born on March 9, 1933, in Kenner, Louisiana, he was one of 11 children. His parents, who owned a restaurant, fostered his early interest in music. Price was trained in the trumpet and piano and sang in his church choir. His musical career took off with his 1952 hit 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' for Specialty Records.

Beyond his musical talents, Price was a savvy entrepreneur. Following high school, he worked at Louis Armstrong International Airport until musician Dave Bartholomew discovered him. In the '60s, he opened a club in New York, The Turntable, and established two record labels, Double L and Turntable. He also managed Icon Food Brands, producing Southern-style food products.

Lloyd Price: Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Lloyd Price’s net worth?

Lloyd Price had an estimated net worth of $2 million as of the time of his death in 2021.

How much did Lloyd Price earn per year?

As of 2023, there is no publicly available information regarding the singer's annual income up until the time of his death.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Lloyd Price?

As of 2023, there is no publicly available information regarding Lloyd Price's height.

How old was Lloyd Price?

Price was born on March 9, 1933, and passed away on May 3, 2021. He was 88 years old at the time of his passing.

Childhood And Education

Lloyd Price, an esteemed lyricist, composer, and R&B singer, was born in March 1933 in Kenner, Louisiana, to Beatrice Price and Louis Price. His parents were entrepreneurs who owned a restaurant. Alongside Lloyd Price was his brother Leo, who also displayed musical talents.

Price honed his skills in both the piano and trumpet from a young age. He studied at Shrewsbury Elementary and High School in Kenner.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Lloyd Price’s partner?

Lloyd Price was married to Jacqueline Battle Price, and together, they had three daughters named D’Juana, Lori, and December, as well as two sons named Paris and Lloyd Jr.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Lloyd Price's journey after high school began with a job at Louis Armstrong International Airport. His musical talent was discovered by Dave Bartholomew, a New Orleans big band musician when he heard Price playing the piano at his mother's shop. This encounter led to an introduction to Art Rupe of Specialty Records. Price's first significant blues recording, 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', was a collaborative effort with Fats Domino and Bartholomew's band. Released in 1952, this single dominated the Billboard R&B chart for seven weeks and was named the R&B Record Of The Year.

Price's initial success was interrupted by his draft into the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his service, he resettled in Washington, D.C., where he and songwriter Harold Logan formed the KRC record label. They recorded 'Just Because', which ABC-Paramount Records later released for national distribution. Between 1957-1959, Price recorded several hits with ABC-Paramount Records, which included 'I'm Gonna Get Married', 'Personality', and 'Stagger Lee', all of which topped both pop and R&B charts and sold over a million copies.

In the early '60s, Price ventured into business, opening The Turntable Club in New York and founding the Double L and Turntable record labels. After his business partner passed away in 1969, he relocated to Nigeria. In 1974, he was instrumental in promoting Muhammad Ali's Rumble in the Jungle boxing match and organizing the Zaire 74 music festival in Kinshasa. His career continued to grow with a European tour in 1993 alongside Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gary U.S. Bonds. In 2005, he joined soul legends Ben E. King, Jerry Butler, and Gene Chandler on the Four Kings Of Rhythm And Blues tour. Over his nearly fifty-year career, Price released 27 albums.

Lloyd Price was not only a celebrated musician but also a dynamic entrepreneur. He owned two construction companies, one in the Bronx and another in Staten Island, focusing on middle-income housing in the '80s.

His entrepreneurial ventures extended to the food industry with Global Icon Brands, also known as Lloyd Price Icon Food Brands. This venture produced a variety of Southern-style foods, including the Lawdy Miss Clawdy line featuring canned greens and sweet potato cookies, and Lloyd Price-branded items like Soulful 'n' Smooth Grits and the Energy-2-Eat Bar.

He also created a Broadway musical, 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', which chronicled his life and the evolution of Rock 'N' Roll from the New Orleans music scene in the early '50s. The musical development team included producer Phil Ramone.

Lloyd Price died on May 3, 2021, in New Rochelle, New York. He was 88 years old at the time of his passing.

What awards did Lloyd Price win?

In 1995, Lloyd Price was recognized with the Rhythm And Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. His contributions to music were further acknowledged in 1998 with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2001, he was placed in the National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame.

In 2010, he was inaugurated into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Other Interesting Lloyd Price Facts And Trivia

  • Price co-authored a book, 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy: The True King Of The 50s' with William Dollar-Bill Waller. It was first published in January 2009.
  • Lloyd Price, in an interview, said that his preferred times of the year were fall and summer, and his favorite vacation spot was Singelia in the Italian Alps.
  • Lloyd Price was honored with an annual Lloyd Price Day in his hometown of Kenner, Louisiana. Additionally, a street in Kenner was renamed Lloyd Price Avenue as a tribute to him.

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Lloyd Price Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Lloyd Price

Date of Birth

1933-03-09

Date of Death

2021-05-03

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Kenner

Height

160 cm

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter

Education

Shrewsbury Elementary and High School

Net Worth

2000000

Partner

Jacqueline Battle Price

Parents

Beatrice Price, Louis Price

Siblings

Leo Price
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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