Louis Price

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Louis Price
Born (1953-03-29) March 29, 1953 (age 64)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) Vocalist, Producer, Actor
Instruments keyboard
Years active 1977–present
Labels Atlantic Records, Motown Records,
Associated acts The Temptations, The Drifters

Louis Bernhardt Price (born March 29, 1953) is an American R&B, soul singer, and actor notable for being the lead singer of the first post-Dennis Edwards led version of The Temptations from 1977 to 1980.

Price lived in Chicago as a child and attended John Marshall High School. Price moved to Los Angeles and sang in various groups before being asked to replace Dennis Edwards of The Temptations after group leader Otis Williams fired Edwards. Price joined the group just as they were leaving their longtime label Motown for Atlantic Records. Price was the principal lead vocalist on "Hear to Tempt You" and one of the featured lead vocalists on "Bare Back".

He then joined The Drifters and remained with them through the first half of the 1980s, while also doing occasional studio singing with groups like Heatwave on their album, "Current." In the late 1980s, Price signed with Motown and recorded his self-titled debut album, Louis Price, which was released in 1991.

He has appeared in the film White Men Can't Jump as fictional playground legend Eddie "The King" Faroo and as the principal on the TV series My Wife & Kids. In 1998, he was heard providing the singing voices for Dennis Edwards in the Temptations miniseries. He also provided singing vocals for Cornwallis for the "Circle of Poo" song in the South Park episode "A Very Crappy Christmas", incorrectly credited as "Lewis Price".[1]

He currently performs various concerts and club dates nationally around the US.

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