In his school days he was friends with the soulsinger Sam Cooke, with whom in the 50 's in a gospel choir: Teenage Kings of Harmony sang. After his military service went Rawls singing at the Pilgrim Travelers group. During his tour he got a serious car accident in 1958 . He lay in coma after 5 1/2 day.
In 1962 , he received a contract with the record company Capitol Records. His first R & Bnumber, Love Is a Hurtin' Thing, appeared in 1966 on his album Soulin'. A year later he received his first Grammy for his single " Dead End Street. He would eventually achieve three Grammys in his musical career.
In 1976 he broke worldwide by with the album "All Things in Time" which the song you'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine is. In 1977 , he scored some hits, including See You When I Get There and Lady Love. 
Lou Rawls was already at the age of 18 from working on a private foundation for children in third world countries and in war zones. He put himself in for charities and has left behind his entire inheritance to charities.