Born: June 25, 1935 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Eddie Floyd (born Eddie Lee Floyd, 25 June 1935, Montgomery, Alabama ) is a soul/R&B singer and songwriter, best known for his work on the Stax record label in the 1960s and 1970s.
Floyd was born in Alabama, but grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He founded The Falcons, which also featured Sir Mack Rice. They were forerunners to future Detroit vocal groups such as The Temptations and The Four Tops. Their 1959 hit You're So Fine has been said by some to have been the first true Soul song. Wilson Pickett was then recruited into the group and sang lead on the group's next success, I Found a Love. Pickett then embarked on a solo career, and The Falcons disbanded....