In His Own Words

Lloyd Trotman, legendary jazz bassist, worked with many of the leading jazz, R&B, and rock&roll singers and musicians of the 50’s and 60’s. Here is his story in his own voice and words, accompanied by many personal and family photographs.  

If you would prefer to read the story (with pictures), please click on this link for the transcription.

Part I

Lloyd Trotman’s Story- part 2- In His Own Words

In 2003, Ben E. King met Lloyd Trotman, who played the bass line on “Stand By Me”. They were interviewed for a Tokyo Television show called “And The Music Starts.” “Stand By Me” was selected for preservation at the Library of Congress in March 2015.

View the full Ben E. King video here.