FAIR LAWN, N.J. – Happy Birthday to Fair Lawn's Billy Price!
Price, who was born William Pollak in Fair Lawn, turns 67 on Thursday.
Price attracted national attention in the mid-1970s during his three-year collaboration with blues guitarist Roy Buchanan. The pair toured the U.S. and Canada, playing Carnegie Hall in New York, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Roxy and Troubadour in Los Angeles, and the Spectrum in Philadelphia.
After leaving Buchanan, Price formed the Keystone Rhythm Band, which toured the Eastern United States until 1990. He then formed The Billy Price Band.
Though he works full-time in corporate communications at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, he continues to perform regularly in Pittsburgh, the eastern United States, and occasionally in Europe.