Lloyd Price was born in Kenner, Louisiana.
Lloyd Price cuts “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” for Specialty Records in New Orleans. It tops the R&B and Best Seller charts for seven weeks.
For three years Lloyd Price serves in the U.S. Army. His military hitch temporarily ends a five-song hit streak that included the double-sided hits “Oooh, Oooh, Oooh” (#4 R&B) b/w “Restless Heart” (#5 R&B) and “Tell Me Pretty Baby” (#8 R&B) b/w “Ain’t It a Shame” (#6 and #4 R&B, in separate chartings).
“Just Because,” Lloyd Price’s post-Army debut for the ABC-Paramount label, enters the singles charts, peaking at #3 R&B and #29 pop.
Lloyd Price hits #4 on the R&B chart and #23 (3/30) on the pop chart with “Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)?”, #1 on the R&B chart and #2 (6/15) on the pop chart with “Personality”, #1 on the R&B chart and #3 (9/14) on the pop chart with “I’m Gonna Get Married” and #3 on the R&B chart and #20 (12/07) on the pop chart with “Come Into My Heart”.
Lloyd Price’s “Personality” enters the R&B chart, where it will repeat the feat “Stagger Lee” achieved earlier in the year of topping that chart for four weeks. It will peak at #2 on the pop side, as well.
Lloyd Price hits #3 on the R&B chart and #14 on the pop chart with “Lady Luck”.
“Question” becomes Lloyd Price’s 15th Top Ten R&B hit since his debut eight years earlier.
Lloyd Price’s version of Errol Garner’s “Misty,” issued on his own Double-L label, enters the R&B chart, where it reaches #11.
Lloyd Price launches a nightclub (Turntable) and label (Turntable Records) in New York.
Lloyd Price stages a music festival in Zaire, Africa, with boxing promoter Don King. The event attracts 120,000 people and offers James Brown, B.B. King, Etta James, Bill Withers, the Spinners and others.
Lloyd Price receives the Pioneer Award at the sixth annual Rhythm and Blues Foundation ceremonies in Los Angeles.
Lloyd Price is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the thirteenth annual induction dinner. Tony Rich is his presenter.