Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 81st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.
Popular musician Charles Lloyd (Forest Flower, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 81st birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Lloyd, a cultural icon
Born in Memphis on March 15, 1938, Charles Lloyd's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Lloyd's not just a great musician, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Charles hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Charles Lloyd as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 81.
Happy Birthday, Charles, you're the best!
Charles Lloyd career in pictures
- Forest Flower (1966)
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