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Zombie, Midler to be Rock Hall presenters

Zombie, Midler to be Rock Hall presenters

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says Rob Zombie will induct honoree Alice Cooper at its upcoming ceremony in New York.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Hank Snow in 1914; singer/songwriter Lloyd Price, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Crickets guitarist Sonny Curtis (age 70), and Dave Prater of Sam and Dave, both in 1938; Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist with the Ventu
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Tex Ritter, who was born in 1905; country singer Ray Price in 1926 (age 77); Glenn Yarborough in 1930 (age 73); William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys in 1939 (age 64); British blues pioneer "Long" John Baldry in 1941
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Jan. 11-17.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The New York Post reports recent videos by Busta Rhymes and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs have prompted the music video giant to review its product placement policy.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Rosanne Cash will release her first studio album in 10 years, "Rules of Travel," March 25, 2003, on Capitol Records. Cash wrote or co-wrote eight of the 11 songs on "Rules of Travel," which also features writing contributions from John Leventhal, Marc Coh
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Wallace and Gromit return with new shorts

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Seven years after their last original adventure, Claymation stars Wallace and Gromit -- an eccentric, cheese loving inventor and his faithful, resourceful dog -

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Project/Object, the most successful of the Frank Zappa repertory groups, returns to New York City this Halloween with Zappa veterans Ike Willis and Napoleon Murphy Brock fronting the group.
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Lloyd Price, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Crickets guitarist Sonny Curtis (age 65), and Dave Prater of Sam and Dave, both in 1937; Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist with the Ventures, in 1939 (age 63) ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Rick Nelson, who was born in 1940; Toni Tennille of the Captain and Tennille, and bassist Paul "Sam" Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds and ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is May 4. Big band drummer Sonny Payne was born this day in New York in 1926. On and off he worked with the Count Basie band between 1954 and 1974, ...
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(May 4) Today's birthdays include Maynard Ferguson, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Spirit drummer Ed Cassidy in 1931 (age 71); Ritchie Burns of the Hondells in 1941 (age 61); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is May 3. Trumpeter Yank Lawson was born this day in Trenton, Mo. A regular with the World's Greatest Jazz Band, he cut his jazz teeth with Wingy Manone, Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 12)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Lloyd Price
NYP98011306-13 JANUARY 1998-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Rock and Roll singer Lloyd Price celebrates his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at January 12th ceremonies at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Lead singer Cass Elliot died in the mid 1970's. UPI ep/Ezio Petersen
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Lloyd Price (born March 9, 1933) is an American R&B vocalist. Known as "Mr. Personality", after the name of one of his biggest million-selling hits. His first recording, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" was a huge hit on Specialty Records in 1952, and although he continued to turn out records, none were as popular until several years later, when he refined the New Orleans beat and achieved a series of national hits. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Growing up in a suburb of New Orleans, Price had formal musical training in trumpet and piano, sang in his church's gospel choir, and was a member of a combo in high school. His mother, Beatrice Price, owned the Fish ā€˜nā€™ Fry Restaurant, and Price picked up a life-long interest in business and in food from her.

When Art Rupe of Specialty Records came to New Orleans scouting for talent and heard Price's song, "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", he wanted to record it. Because Price did not have a band,(though he would eventually start his own band in 1949), Rupe hired Dave Bartholomew and his band (which included Fats Domino on piano) to do the arrangements and back up Price in the recording session. The song turned out to be a massive hit and his next release cut at the same session, "Oooh, Oooh, Oooh" a much smaller one. Price continued making recordings for Speciality but did not chart any further hits at that time.

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