Personalities | Eddie Floyd | Sixties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1935)

Floyd first found fame with the 1950s gospel soulsters The Falcons. After going solo, he eventually migrated to Stax Records as writer and producer; with Steve Cropper he co-wrote ‘634-5789’, a No. 1 R&B hit for Wilson Pickett (who had replaced him in The Falcons). The pair also wrote ‘Knock On Wood’, originally meant for Otis Redding; recorded instead by Floyd, it won Stax another R&B No. 1. He is still active on the revival circuit.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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