Lou Rawls sings the national anthem before game 2 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, in Chicago. The velvet-voiced singer started as a church choir boy and went on to record pop classics such as "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine." He died on Jan. 6, 2006 of cancer at age 72.
Singer Lou Rawls rehearses with the Boston Pops orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston on May 11, 2005.
Singer Lou Rawls attends the film premiere of "Undisputed" on August 21, 2002, in Westwood, Calif.
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Lou Rawls, are far left, co-hosts the United Negro College Funds television special "An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence" with, from his left, Debbie Allen, Yolanda Adams and Bishop T.D. Jakes, on Jan. 5, 2002.
Singer Lou Rawls at the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles on March 14, 1972. Rawls won best male rhythm and blues vocal performance for "A Natural Man." Rawls, 72, died of cancer Jan. 6, 2006, in a Los Angeles hospital.