American rhythm and blues singer Lloyd Price, whose name is mentioned in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died in the United States at the age of 88, said the owner of the record company Maxwell Entertainment Rickey Poppel, citing the manager of the musician.
“My friend and manager of Lloyd Price, Tom Trapani, called me to tell me that our friend Lloyd passed away last night. Those of us who knew Lloyd intimately knew about his declining health for the past five years,” Poppel wrote on his Facebook account.
Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price founded his own recording studio, KRC Records, in the 1950s. According to Variety, Price’s main hits – Personality and I’m Gonna Get Married – appeared on the list of the best songs in their genre according to Billboard. In 1956, Elvis Presley recorded a cover version of Price’s song Lawdy Miss Clawdy. Price’s song Stagger Lee was included in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.