Singer, songwriter and producer, born 25 June 1937 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Co-founder of vocal group The Falcons in 1955. Soon after that group was disbanded in 1963 he joined the Stax Records label as a songwriter and producer. Later also a recording artist for the label, he had his biggest hit with "Knock On Wood" in 1966.
Floyd remained with the label until its bankruptcy in 1976. Several albums on other labels followed, all without much commercial success. In the 1990s he went on tour with the Blues Brothers Band.