About Lou Rawls
Legendary jazz and R&B singer and actor Lou Rawls recorded more than 60 albums and sold more than 40 million records.
∙ Born in 1933, Rawls started singing in Chicago gospel groups at age seven alongside fellow future soul stars Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield.
∙ After signing to Capitol Records and singing backup for Sam Cooke, he released his debut album, Stormy Monday, in 1962.
∙ Rawls topped the US R&B chart for the first time with “Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing,” the lead single from his 1967 album, Soulin’.
∙ In 1976, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” hit No. 2 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 and sent his All Things In Time LP to the top of the Soul chart.
∙ He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal R&B Performance three times—in 1968, 1972, and 1978.
∙ As founder and host of the annual Lou Rawls Parade Of Stars Telethon, he raised more than $250 million for Black college students.
∙ His final public performance was singing the National Anthem during the 2005 World Series in his hometown of Chicago.
BORNDecember 1, 1933