First let me get this out of the way. I am so glad to be writing a story about a man who did well with his music career and lived to tell about it. Lloyd, at the time of this writing, is still alive and running businesses he founded and developed.
Lloyd's Chart record is surprising. One year, 1960, he dominated the Billboard Charts. He had nine hits on the charts in that one year.
Info Videos Corp. Web site R&R HoF
17 Top 100 Hits
12 Top 40
3 in the Top 10 in 1959
1 # 1 in 59
1 #1 R& B in 52 ( "Lawdy Miss Claudy" )
I will ask the readers this question. Was "Lawdy Miss Claudy" the first Rock and Roll record ? Did Lloyd Price predate Bill Haley by two years ? Just because it wasn't rated on the pop charts does not mean it wasn't rock and roll. What do you think ? Was this song rock and roll ? Is our history wrong ? Did a black New Orleans singer start rock and roll ? If so would New Orleans have been a better site for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ? You don't have to answer that one. It's obvious.
Unless someone can disprove the dates ...that's the way it looks to me. Comment below please, I would love to hear what others think.