Hello and welcome to the official Website for Mr. Roy C AKA Roy C Hammond.
Roy C relocated to New York City in 1956, and to South Carolina, 1988. He performed with a group called the Genies, 1957-1964. He branched out in 1965 and gained a new title Roy "C". He is the founder of Johnson- Hammond, (Publisher), Alaga Records, Three Gems, and Carolina Records Distributors. Roy "C" produced the Mark IV, Dennis Edwards (ex Temptation), Chuck Roberson, and J Hines & many others. Janet Jackson, Shaggy, Nas, 2Pac, Run DMC & others sampled Roy "C”‘s beats.
Roy C Hammond, known as Roy "C" is a legendary R&B singer with talents that far exceed the moderate attention since he started back in 1957. He scored minor hits, "Who's that Knocking" 1959 and "That Shot Gun Wedding Man" 1965. His first release on 45's, 1965. Roy "C" has been on labels including Smash, Black Hawk, Shout, Alaga, Mercury, and Three Gems. He also recorded a single called “I Want to Marry You as Little Frankie”, 1973.
Roy "C" composed most of his recordings and has more than 150 titles to his credit. Roy "C" has performed on stage with many great artists, The Heart Beats, Tyrone Davis, Clarence Carter, Marvin Sease, Dennis Edwards, Lee Fields, Buddy Johnson Band, Don Covay, Percy Sledge, Jay Hines, Bobby Womack, Millie Jackson, Wilson Pickett, Betty Wright & many others.
Since the late 50's to present, Roy "C" is still gaining credit on his music. Roy C publish and writes his own music.
He Thanks the Creator, Fans & Family!
Roy C & Dennis Edwards ( from the Temptations with fans) Columbia, SC. Airport
Roy C "on the streets of London England"
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Roy C & Tyrone Davis with J Hines in the back ground
This was George Hammond, my father. The funeral service I was deprived of in 1957 by the US Army and The American Red Cross. The US Army allowed a white soldier to leave the field on a Tuesday and flew him to the United States because of death or illness in his family. The same day I was notified to visit the Red Cross after returning from the field. Saturday I visited the Red Cross and was informed that my dear father had passed away on Tuesday prior to my leaving the field. I was told that I would be unable to attend the funeral service and say my goodbye’s to my father.
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Blacks Hating on Blacks
Roy C's Dream to build a mall & a Roy C Museum was destroyed by black town officials of Allendale.
Roy C fought these black town officials for 9 years spending thousands of dollars in legal fees. The black Allendale town officials took the building and had it pushed down to the ground. Now SRP Credit Union sits on this site.
( HOW LOW CAN ANYONE GO TO DO THIS TO ANYONE ?)
One of the biggest shows ever in South Carolina. Over 20,000 tickets sold and so big the SC Troopers stop allowing people to enter the show do to the Traffic backup..
Truly an amazing Show!!!!!xt. du