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Sun May 9, 2021, 11:22 AM

Lloyd Price, 'Personality' and 'Stagger Lee' Singer, Dies at 88

Source: Billboard

By Gail Mitchell

Lloyd Price, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer behind the groundbreaking 1950s pop/R&B hits “Personality” and “Stagger Lee,” has died. He was 88.

Although media outlets reported that Price died on May 6, his wife Jackie states he passed away on May 3.

In a statement she sent to Billboard, Jackie wrote: “I am so touched by the outpouring of love and tribute for the passing of my husband Lloyd Price, who passed peacefully on May 3, 2021 at Schaffer Extended Care in Westchester County, NY. Lloyd’s music crossed many boundaries and carried him to all corners of the world. He got the nickname ‘Mr. Personality’ because of his biggest hit but he also earned that name because he was charismatic, generous, smart, funny, talented with a very kind heart. I am so grateful for everyone who loves his music and have precious memories of his many songs. From the deepest part of me thank you, love to all.”

Kenneth Gamble, one-half of the legendary songwriting/production team Gamble & Huff, tells Billboard that Price was “a great dude who helped me, Leon [Huff] and Thom Bell a lot in the early days” when the three played as a band at Loretta’s Hi-Hat club in New Jersey where Price sometimes performed.



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Lloyd Price performing at the 26th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City in 2011.

Read more: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9569442/lloyd-price-dead-obituary

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Sun May 9, 2021, 02:07 PM

2. Wow. What a loss.

I know Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff have some heavy hearts at the moment.



Portions of that song have been used in so many things...

R.I.P.

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