Eddie Floyd

Born Jun 25, 1937

Eddie Lee Floyd is an American soul/R&B singer and songwriter, best known for his work on the Stax record label in the 1960s and 1970s and the song "Knock on Wood".

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eddie Floyd.


1937 Birth Born on June 25, 1937.


1965 28 Years Old Floyd signed a contract with the Memphis based Stax Records as a songwriter in 1965. … Read More
1966 29 Years Old In 1966, Floyd recorded a song initially written for Otis Redding. … Read More


1980 43 Years Old …  Floyd, in 1980, also released material on the UK record label I-Spy Records owned and created by the UK band Secret Affair.


1998 61 Years Old He joined old Stax collaborators Cropper and Dunn, and fronted The Blues Brothers Band on a series of world tours, and in 1998, Floyd and former Falcon Wilson Pickett appeared on screen dueting on "634-5789" in Blues Brothers 2000. … Read More
2008 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Floyd returned to Stax Records which is now owned by Concord Music Group.
2012 75 Years Old In December 2012, Eddie Floyd released a new album at Christmas Time. … Read More
2013 76 Years Old In July 2013, Eddie Floyd released Down by the Sea.
2016 79 Years Old He was been named to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and received a brass note on the Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame in 2016.
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