Lloyd Price, Rock music pioneer of ‘Stagger Lee’ fame, dies at 88

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer Lloyd Price, whose hits included “Stagger Lee” and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” has passed on at 88 years old, his long-term manager affirmed to CNN.

Price died May 3 from “complications from diabetes,” as indicated by Tom Trapani, his chief of 25 years.

Cost was called “Mr. Personality” for his crush recording of “Personality” and was known for adapting the New Orleans sound beginning during the 1950s.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

“Lloyd Price is a man who did everything right at a time when what they called ‘race records’ were not supposed to cross over to the pop charts,” said singer Tony Rich in inducting Price.

Rich additionally lauded him for later making record organizations, possessing radio broadcasts and in any event, advancing title confining matches the 1970s. “He’s a very smart man, as we all know.”

Rich said “Stagger Lee,” delivered in 1958, was a genuine story of “ghetto life” that became a new kind of subject for radio. It made conceivable innumerable other stone and rap tunes that “Mr. Price might not want to take the rap for. It’s not your fault, Lloyd. You opened the door. It’s not your fault for who followed you through.”

Trapani called Price “a dear friend, a great human being, one of the nicest, kindest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing.”