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Lloyd Price boxer

Lloyd Price image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Debut 1971-09-01
Nationality Canada
Residence Mesa, Arizona, USA
bouts
18
won
3
lost
13
draw
2
bouts
18
won
3
lost
13
draw
2
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Debut 1971-09-01
Nationality Canada
Residence Mesa, Arizona, USA

Price was born and grew up in Kenner, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. He had formal training in playing the 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 'n' Fry Restaurant, and Price picked up lifelong interests in business and food from her.Art Rupe, the owner of Specialty Records, based in Los Angeles, came to New Orleans in 1952 to record the distinctive style of rhythm and blues developing there, which had been highly successful for his competitor Imperial Records. Rupe heard Price's song "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and wanted to record it. Because Price did not have a band, Rupe hired Dave Bartholomew to create the arrangements and Bartholomew's band (plus Fats Domino on piano) to back Price in the recording session. The song was a massive hit. His next release, "Oooh, Oooh, Oooh", cut at the same session, was a much smaller hit. Price continued making recordings for Speciality, but none of them reached the charts at that time.

Price was born and grew up in Kenner, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. He had formal training in playing the 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 'n' Fry Restaurant, and Price picked up lifelong interests in business and food from her.Art Rupe, the owner of Specialty Records, based in Los Angeles, came to New Orleans in 1952 to record the distinctive style of rhythm and blues developing there, which had been highly successful for his competitor Imperial Records. Rupe heard Price's song "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and wanted to record it. Because Price did not have a band, Rupe hired Dave Bartholomew to create the arrangements and Bartholomew's band (plus Fats Domino on piano) to back Price in the recording session. The song was a massive hit. His next release, "Oooh, Oooh, Oooh", cut at the same session, was a much smaller hit. Price continued making recordings for Speciality, but none of them reached the charts at that time.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 7, 1974 Oliver Wright LWWLLL Music Theatre, Houston LOSS
KO
June 7, 1973 Tom Van Hoof WWWLWW Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
Points
May 30, 1973 Dave Sherman LLWLLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
Points
May 5, 1973 Donnie Nelson W Phoenix Union Montgomery Stadium, Phoenix LOSS
Points
Feb. 12, 1973 Pat Duncan LWLWWL Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene LOSS
KO
Jan. 15, 1973 Donnie Nelson Riverside Ballroom Arena, Phoenix LOSS
KO
Nov. 6, 1972 Tommy Sims LLLLLL Riverside Ballroom Arena, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 20, 1972 Billy Ryan WWW Fresno LOSS
Technical knockout
June 27, 1972 Rodney Bobick WWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
Technical knockout
May 22, 1972 Cliff Williams LLLWLL Riverside Ballroom Arena, Phoenix LOSS
Technical knockout
March 27, 1972 Bob Avery LWLLLD Riverside Ballroom Arena, Phoenix DRAW
Points
March 8, 1972 S T Fields Las Vegas LOSS
Points
Jan. 31, 1972 Hill Chambers WWLLLW Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1972 Earl Emhoolah WWWWWW Riverside Ballroom Arena, Phoenix WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 28, 1971 Herman Hampton L Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 18, 1971 Armando Valente WWWW Riverside Ballroom Arena, Phoenix DRAW
Points
Sept. 21, 1971 Mike Shannon L County Fairgrounds, Yuma WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 1, 1971 Danny Kimberling WL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
KO