You’ll Never Find…

  • Served in the 82nd Airborne.
  • Pronounced dead in 1958. (Actually died in 2006.)
  • Performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 1959.
  • Sang background vocals for Sam Cooke.
  • Opened for the Beatles in 1966.
  • Won his first Grammy in 1967.
  • Stood in for Dean Martin in 1969.
  • Sang the National Anthem at Shavers-Ali in 1977 (and subsequently many many times after)
  • Sang the alphabet on Sesame Street in its first season.
  • Appeared in an episode of Baywatch.
  • One of Frank Sinatra’s favorite voices.
  • Reported to be played by Isaiah Washington in an upcoming biopic.
  • Remembering him today, on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Lou Rawls

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