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Another Legend Gone: Lou Rawls dead at 72

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bassthumpa, Jan 6, 2006.


  1. bassthumpa

    bassthumpa

    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I just heard about this. Wow. I knew he was sick, but I thought he'd hang around a little longer. RIP.
     
  3. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    Rest In Peace, Lou
     
  4. WesC

    WesC

    Nov 18, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    Oh damn, that's a shame. I always loved his voice. RIP
     
  5. I didn't even know he was sick.

    I remember watching him on the Ed Sullivan show when I was a kid.

    RIP, Lou. :(

    Mike
     
  6. :( I just saw him a month ago. He was not feeling well- said it was from a flu shot, & joked about it. It was a good show, but the poor man had to really rely on the band to entertain. 72 is too young. 172 is too young...
     
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Of course, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" has to be mentioned. That song brings so many fond memories of my childhood. Rest in peace, Mr. Rawls.
     
  8. Not really my style, but a great voice nonetheless.



    OT: We share(d) the same last name.
     
  9. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    RIP, Lou.

    :bawl:
     
  10. The man sure could hit them low notes.

    A band I was in did his version of Suffering With The Blues from his Portrait of the Blues CD. Great tune, and CD.

    RIP