01/06/2006: Death of Another Legend...
The Chicago Tribune is reporting the death of Lou Rawls from cancer:
"Lou Rawls, the Grammy Award-winning singer whose velvety baritone was one of the most recognizable voices in pop music on hits such as "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing," "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," died today. He was 72.
Rawls, a longtime education advocate who viewed his annual fundraising telethon for the United Negro College Fund as his "proudest achievement," died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles according to his publicist Paul Shefrin. Rawls, who had lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 2003, was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago.
Rawls' years as a recording artist included more than 70 albums, three Grammys, 13 Grammy nominations, one platinum album, five gold albums and a gold single..."
He was one of the Greats and will be missed. R.I.P. Lou Rawls.
Karen on 01.06.06 @ 11:22 AM CST