Spin on the Importance of Lou Rawls
I was a youngin’ at the time but I remembered those Budweiser commercials with Lou Rawls. He was definitely on top. His endorsement deal with Anheuser Busch was a match made in heaven. When he came up with the idea to raise money for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) through that partnership he changed lives. Imagine if he didn’t come up with that???!? His Parade of Stars aired for two decades and still airs today under a different name (An Evening of Stars). During his two decades, he helped raise 200 MILLION for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). He was very important to the community, to say the least. I wish more artist of today would do that!
God had a plan for Lou Rawls that’s why I believed he lived through that horrific car accident and decided to become a solo artist and make beautiful melodies. All I knew about Lou Rawls was his music but thanks to this episode of Unsung, I now know his story.
Next Time: I can’t wait! It’s all about the days of DISCO so put on your dancing shoes and get ready to talk legendary Disco performers during this two hour ground-breaking Unsung special. Tune in Wednesday, February 20 at 9/8c.
Spinderella AKA Spindeezy