Lou Rawls

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Lou Rawls
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Lou Rawls (right) in 1980
Background information
Birth nameLouis Allen Rawls
Born(1933-12-01)December 1, 1933[1]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJanuary 6, 2006(2006-01-06) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, U.S. Interred: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
GenresGospel, R&B, soul, jazz, blues
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, voice actor
InstrumentsPiano, Vocals
Years active1950–2006

Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 - January 6, 2006) was an American singer, record producer, recording artist and movie actor. He made over 60 albums. He sold over 40 million copies of them. Rawls was born in Chicago. He was associated with a huge number of rhythm and blues songs.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. At the time of death, some sources gave Lou Rawls' year of birth as 1935. Dozens of website biographies use this error.
  2. Hear Lou Rawls (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).