Richard Lloyd
Richard Lloyd
Richard Lloyd is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the rock band Television.
Biography
Richard Lloyd's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Richard Lloyd
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Richard Lloyd
News
News abour Richard Lloyd from around the web
Watchdogs warn some salads and sandwiches have more calories than burgers and pizza
Dispatch - almost 2 years
Some high street salads and sandwiches contain more calories and fat than burgers and pizza, a survey has found. Consumer group Which? has called for all manufacturers to use traffic light nutrition labelling and restaurants to display calorie content after finding that apparently healthy options are “no better than a burger”. The watchdog tested eight popular lunchtime meals including sandwiches, pastas and salads from high street shops to find that some contained surprisingly high amounts of fat, salt and sugar. Caffe Nero’s brie and bacon panini contained 624 calories, more than a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese at 518 calories. The bacon and brie made the panini high in fat (24.1g), saturates (12g) and salt (3.2g), while caramelised onions added to the sugar content of 15.8g. Three of the sandwiches tested contained more than three teaspoons of sugar – Pret’s posh cheddar and pickle on artisan, Caffe Nero’s brie and bacon panini and Gregg’s Mexican chicken baguette. Ma ...
Article Link:
Dispatch article
Ed Davey calls on Ofgem to investigate energy firms' gas profits
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Energy secretary calls on regulator to 'think radically' and consider breaking up Big Six if they have overcharged customers The energy secretary, Ed Davey, has urged the energy regulator to investigate the profits made by the Big Six energy companies from supplying gas and to consider breaking them up if they have ripped off customers. The Liberal Democrat asked Ofgem to examine whether the companies' profit margins – in some cases five times higher for gas than for supplying household electricity – should be the subject of a market investigation.  Davey said the debate about energy prices had focused on the cost of electricity but the evidence suggested that the worst overcharging was for gas. He said Ofgem's "full-scale market investigation" should consider splitting up companies – including British Gas – if they had abused their position. Shares in British Gas owner Centrica were the biggest fallers in the FTSE 100 on Monday, falling 3% to 305p. SSE shares were also off 1.6%. ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Consumers are being sold drinks with banned flame-retardant additives, pork in beef, and fake cheese, laboratory tests show Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese, ham on pizzas that is either poultry or "meat emulsion", and frozen prawns that are 50% water, according to tests by a public laboratory. The checks on hundreds of food samples, which were taken in West Yorkshire, revealed that more than a third were not what they claimed to be, or were mislabelled in some way. Their results have been shared with the Guardian. Testers also discovered beef mince adulterated with pork or poultry, and even a herbal slimming tea that was neither herb nor tea but glucose powder laced with a withdrawn prescription drug for obesity at 13 times the normal dose. A third of fruit juices sampled were not what they claimed or had labelling errors. Two contained additives that are not permitted in the EU, including brominated vegetable oil, which is ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Fairer contracts urged after mobile phone complaints soar
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Users finding themselves trapped in ever-longer contracts despite shoddy service, say consumer groups An increasing number of complaints about mobile phone operators, ranging from the inability to get a signal to objections to price increases midway through fixed-price deals, has prompted renewed calls for fairer contracts. Citizens Advice says that a growing number of consumers are "finding themselves trapped in mobile phone contracts which don't deliver the service expected". Gillian Guy, chief executive, said: "Last year we dealt with almost 28,000 complaints about mobile phone handsets and services. It's very frustrating if, month by month, for example, you are paying out for a contract only to find it difficult to make calls or send messages because the service is patchy." Latest figures from telecoms ombudsman CISAS show that the official complaints about mobile phone companies soared by 50% from 1,600 in 2011 to 2,400 in 2012. Richard Lloyd, executive director of consumer g ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Nuisance calls regulation must be strengthened, Which? demands
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Consumer group wants change in way consumers' data is used, and calls on government to pressure regulators to take tough action against rule-breaking companies The government must strengthen the law to put people back in control of their personal data and stop them being "bombarded" with unwanted calls and texts, a consumer group will tell MPs today. Which? is calling for the government to change the way consumers' data is used by introducing an expiry date when a person consents to being contacted by selected third parties, and an obligation on businesses to be able to prove to the Information Commissioner's Office that a person gave consent to being contacted. The rules should also be extended to include firms selling on personal data, not just those that conduct direct marketing, it says. Which? will be making the demands when it gives evidence to a hearing being held by the culture, media and sport select committee for its inquiry into nuisance calls. The committee announced ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Simplified gas and electricity tariffs to begin by 2014
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Regulator Ofgem promises the biggest shakeup of the energy retail market since competition began All UK households will receive simplified gas and electricity tariffs by the end of the year and must be told the cheapest deal available from their supplier by the spring, industry regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday. Energy companies must offer no more than four tariffs for each type of fuel in the first stage of a package of reforms, which aim to make the energy market more transparent and simplify pricing. The reforms, backed by the prime minister, include new standards of conduct – a sign that the regulator is taking more aggressive action against energy companies found to have misled customers. Ofgem said the new guidelines would force suppliers to go through "a culture change" in the way they treat consumers. David Cameron pledged last year to force energy companies to offer customers their lowest tariffs – a promise the regulator is now trying to deliver. Ofgem has described the r ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Consumer: Hidden costs of funerals can cause grave issues
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
Some funeral plans have expensive exclusions that could leave your relatives with some unexpected bills after your passing, an investigation has found. The research by Which? found that the provisions that some pre-paid funeral plans make to beat rising costs are falling short, often by thousands of pounds. The investigation revealed that funeral costs have been historically going up by around seven per cent a year. So while prepaid funeral plans help you organise and pay for your funeral in advance, their main selling point being to beat future increases in price, they are not always failsafe. According to Sun Life Direct, the current average cost of a basic funeral is around £2,863 for a cremation and £3,704 for a burial. Richard Lloyd, executive director at Which?, said: “People should make sure they are fully aware of any exclusions that apply before investing money in a funeral plan, to ensure your loved ones are not left with an unexpected hefty bill. “We also want to se ...
Article Link:
Yorkshire Evening Post article
Consumer: Time for action on call-screen ‘rogues’
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
A legally binding service for blocking unwanted sales calls is failing to protect consumers. Aisha Iqbal reports. A call screening service designed to protect consumers from being bombarded with unsolicited marketing calls is failing to protect the public from “rogue” companies, an investigation has found. People registered with the free Telephone Preference Service (TPS) still receive double the average number of nuisance calls of those who do not use it, according to the study. TPS is considered the primary tool for avoiding telemarketing. It works by putting those who sign up to it on a legally-binding ‘do not call’ list. All UK companies making live marketing calls, except market research companies, are legally required to screen call lists against the TPS list to ensure subscribers are not contacted. But the survey by Which? found that those registered with TPS still receive on average double the number of unsolicited calls than those not signed up. Now various agencies have ...
Article Link:
Yorkshire Evening Post article
Queen's speech: consumer bill of rights to cover faulty apps or downloads
Guardian (UK) - almost 4 years
Business ministers want to consolidate consumer rights and extend them to non-traditional internet or online purchases Consumer rights covering products such as cars and white goods are to be extended to apps and music downloads in a consumer bill of rights to be unveiled in the Queen's speech on Wednesday. Jo Swinson, the consumer minister, said the government would update the law to make it "fit for the 21st century" by ensuring consumers can secure refunds or replacements if web-based products fail. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills estimates that the changes could save up to £4bn over 10 years by consolidating consumer rights in one place. These are currently split between eight pieces of legislation while powers giving trading standards officers the ability to investigate breaches of consumer law are spread across 60 pieces of legislation. The changes will lead to: • An updating of the law to give greater protection to consumers who download films, music and ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Co-op pulls out of talks to buy Lloyds branches
Guardian (UK) - almost 4 years
After more than a year of discussions, Co-op gives up on its ambition to challenge the big four high street banks George Osborne's hopes of injecting fresh competition into high street banking were dashed on Wednesday after the Co-operative Group pulled out of talks to buy 632 branches from Lloyds Banking Group. After more than a year of discussions, the biggest mutual in the country walked away from a deal that would have created a 974-strong branch network – three times the current size of the Co-op bank – and increased its share of current accounts from 2% to 7%. It is a damaging blow the Co-op, which had boasted it would become a major challenger in high street banking. The Manchester-based group immediately faced speculation, strongly denied, that it would abandon its 150 years of banking altogether. The branches – which Lloyds had been selling under the codename Verde – must be spun off by November under instruction from Europe as a consequence of Lloyds' £20bn taxpayer bail ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Energy company SSE's profits surge by nearly 40% weeks after 9% rise in bills
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Energy firm behind Southern Electric, Swalec and Scottish Hydro says £398m half-year profit needed to 'keep the lights on' SSE, the energy company behind Southern Electric, Swalec and Scottish Hydro, has revealed a leap in profits of almost 40%, just a month after announcing a 9% increase in bills. The UK's second-largest generator of electricity said its £398m half-year profit was necessary to "make investments that keep the lights on". However, consumer groups, and even rival energy providers, questioned the scale of the increase. Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which? consumer magazine, said it bolstered the case for an independent review of gas and electricity charges. "Without greater scrutiny of energy prices, consumers simply will not believe that they're getting a good deal," he said. Meanwhile, the Co-op's fledgling energy business warned that the SSE results would further alienate customers. "Announcements of huge profit increases for shareholders do nothing to hel ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
SSE Electricity And Gas Bills Soar By 9%
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Energy group SSE has said it will increase tariffs by 9% on average in a move impacting around five million electricity customers and 3.4 million gas customers. SSE, which will introduce the bill hike on 15 October, said it comes in response to energy price increases in wholesale markets, as well as rising costs of using the National Grid network. The UK's second largest energy firm, formerly known as Scottish & Southern Energy, said it will cap bills following the October price rise until at least the second half of 2013. SSE said the 9% rise, which applies across gas and electricity, will add another £8.53 a month on to the typical monthly direct debit, dual fuel customer - taking the average annual bill to £1,274. The group committed in January to keeping household bills on hold until October. Ian Marchant, SSE chief executive, said: "Unfortunately, the increases in costs that we have seen since making this pledge can no longer be absorbed and mean that w ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Over 36,000 Consumers Make The Big Switch
Build - over 4 years
Over 36,757 people have started the process of switching supplier through The Big Switch, with an average annual saving of £223.22 on their energy bills.On 11th May the Co-operative Energy delivered a new market leading deal and won in all three categories of the The Big Switch, the UK's first nationwide collective switch from Which? and 38 Degrees.Richard Lloyd, executive director at Which?, .....
Article Link:
Build article
Here are some good shows coming up next month
Arkansas Times - almost 5 years
Pusha T is scheduled to play Juanita's June 25. Here are a few shows coming up in June that should be pretty rad: June 5: The excellent doom metal act Cough comes back to Downtown Music Hall, with Dragged into Sunlight, Ash of Cedars and Chronic Ritual. June 8: Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition return to White Water Tavern. June 16: Rwake and Pallbearer at Revolution, two of the best metal bands in the country, both of whom call Central Arkansas home. June 17: RICHARD LLOYD! (guitar wizard from Television) at Revolution. June 23: Unknown Hinson returns to Juanita's. June 25: Future and Pusha T (one half of the incredible Clipse) come to Juanita's. June 27: Long-running power-pop favorites Nada Surf play Juanita's. June 28: Wussy, the Charles Portis of bands, plays Stickyz. What else is coming up that ya'll are excited about? [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Article Link:
Arkansas Times article
Will Environmental Disaster Come With Economic Development?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
LONDON (AP) — A British report is warning that new opportunities for economic development in the Arctic are fraught with high risks of environmental disaster. The report was released Thursday by the Lloyd's of London insurance market and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a respected think tank. They say the region could attract $100 billion in investment in the next decade. The report says the ability to manage any disaster in the region, such as an oil spill, raises issues, including access and how well the various governments on the Arctic rim can work together. Lloyd's chief executive, Richard Lloyd, says effective management of risks will require much more research about the region. (This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Corrects think tank name to Royal Institute of International Affairs.)
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Gulch becoming heart of Nashville - The Tennessean
Google News - over 5 years
“The Gulch ends where you no longer feel good about walking,” Vanderbilt sociology professor and author Richard Lloyd said. “(And that) happens quickly because the Gulch is not well integrated with the rest of the downtown community
Article Link:
Google News article
How badly fitted car seats threaten child safety - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?, said: "Major retailers made serious and potentially dangerous mistakes when advising parents on child car seats. This just isn't good enough.A child's safety will depend on having the right seat correctly
Article Link:
Google News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Lloyd
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 57
    The CD features Lloyd playing everything but the drums (manned by session drummer Chris Purdy and, on one track, Television's Billy Ficca). 2009 saw his most ambitious album yet: The Jamie Neverts Story, a tribute to his hero Jimi Hendrix and dedicated to the memory of his friend Velvert Turner.
    More Details Hide Details It was released on Parasol Records. "Jamie Neverts" was the secret codename that Velvert and Lloyd came up with to prevent all the kids in the neighborhood from trying to come along when they went to see Hendrix.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 42
    In 1994, he was cast by Cynthia Plaster Caster, one of the Plaster Casters of Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details He is also known to teach other aspiring guitarists in his studio in New York City, where he frequently produces other acts. He acted as producer and recording engineer as well as a member of the band Rocket From The Tombs, entitled Rocket Redux, which was released on Smog Veil Records. He has also produced a number of records for other local bands, including The Blondes, Inc., Chris Purdy, Miss Mother USA and Kevin Otto. He recently finished up producing the album Let it Die from Holy Trinity River, a Brooklyn southern-rock influenced band, as well as Skinny Girls Are Trouble (2010), the third album from country-punk songwriter Jim Neversink. He still owns the famous pinstriped Stratocaster he played with Television. His other current projects include a reformation of Rocket From The Tombs. He has now released six solo albums. Alchemy in 1979, Field of Fire in 1986 (re released in 2007 with an additional disc of music), his live disc Real Time in 1987 (recorded at CBGB) and The Cover Doesn't Matter in 2001. The Radiant Monkey was released on Parasol Records in late 2007.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 38
    In 1990 Lloyd recorded a cover version of the Roky Erikson/13th Floor Elevators song "Fire Engine", which was included on the various artists tribute album Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 26
    After Television first disbanded in 1978, Lloyd released one album for Elektra Records called Alchemy.
    More Details Hide Details During his solo career, as a guitarist and session musician he has worked with various artists in the music industry, including Matthew Sweet, John Doe (of the band X), and Stephan Eicher.
  • 1977
    Age 25
    Television recorded two albums for Elektra, Marquee Moon and Adventure. As a debut release in 1977, Marquee Moon remains on lists of greatest guitar albums in rock and roll history, and has never been out of print.
    More Details Hide Details After recording Adventure in 1978, and finding success elusive in the United States, Television disbanded after a successful series of dates at New York's The Bottom Line. The various members went their separate ways, although all of them continued in the music industry, occasionally to reunite.
  • 1973
    Age 21
    Ork and Lloyd went to Reno Sweeney's one night during the summer of 1973, where Richard saw Tom Miller play three songs.
    More Details Hide Details Lloyd leaned over to Ork during the second song and told him that this fellow had something, but was missing something, and what he was missing, Lloyd had. He advised Ork that if Terry could convince Tom, the combination of Lloyd and Miller would have the makings of the band Terry Ork was looking for. This was the beginning of the formation of the band Television. Miller would eventually change his last name to Verlaine and Richard Meyers became Richard Hell and promised to learn the bass as they went along. With the addition of Billy Ficca on drums, the quartet was complete. Television rehearsed seven days a week for five or six hours a day during the fall and winter of 1973, and made their first public performance on March 2, 1974, at the Town House Theatre on W. 44th St.
    In 1973 he heard about the New York Dolls and the beginning of a brand-new New York scene, so he arranged with a friend who owned a Lotus Europa to take him on as a passenger across the country.
    More Details Hide Details As they wound their way through the country at 125 miles an hour, with stops in famous towns like Memphis and New Orleans, he reached New York and heard the unpleasant news that the Mercer Arts Center had "fallen down." He began frequenting shows at the Diplomat Hotel and other spots, and seeing the possibility of a new scene, began contemplating putting a band together. He met a fellow named Terry Ork at Max's Kansas City, who had a huge loft in Chinatown and needed a roommate, so Lloyd moved into Ork's Chinatown loft, living in the front room, a small room facing East Broadway. Ork worked for Andy Warhol making silkscreen prints at night and working at a theatrical poster shop called Cinemabilia during the daytime. Ork very much wanted to manage or create a band such as Warhol had done with The Velvet Underground. During discussions with Lloyd, Ork mentioned that he knew of another guitarist without a band who was auditioning a couple of songs at Reno Sweeney's audition night. Reno Sweeney's was an off-Broadway–style club on W. 13th St that mostly hosted singers like Peter Allen and Bette Midler.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 19
    He spent 1971 through 1973 in Los Angeles, practicing the electric guitar without an amplifier and going to record company parties, which at that time were very ostentatious.
    More Details Hide Details He lived as a roommate with Richard Cromelin, the music critic for the Los Angeles Times, so again, he had access to the highest level and echelon of rock 'n roll.
  • 1969
    Age 17
    He still managed to pass all of his tests but quit in May 1969, before graduation, because he did not believe in diplomas, and he considered that having a high school diploma would not do him any good in his pursuit of the music business.
    More Details Hide Details That summer his parents moved to Montclair, New Jersey and gave him an ultimatum: he could either get a job or repeat the 12th grade in a new high school. He chose the latter, which led to his deep friendship with another guitarist named Al Anderson, who went on to be one of a couple of Americans to play in Bob Marley's touring band, The Wailers along with Donald Kinsey. After quitting a second high school before graduation, he moved to Boston, where he lived for two years. It was during this time that he enjoyed his first public performance, sitting in with John Lee Hooker at the Jazz workshop on Boylston Street. By this time Lloyd had already met and knew Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, members of Led Zeppelin, and could be frequently found backstage conversing with his heroes. John Lee Hooker asked him what he did and Lloyd replied that he was a guitarist whereupon John Lee Hooker called him over and whispered into his ear "the secret of the electric guitar" and invited him to sit in with the band. After living in Boston for a period of time, Mr. Lloyd moved back to New York, but desiring to visit other centers of musical culture, he first decided upon hitchhiking across Route 66, but after considering how long it might take, he flew directly to Los Angeles instead.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on October 25, 1951.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)