On this day in 1936 a man that would have a major impact on the music industry was born. The man was Lou Rawls. He began his singing career at an early age, welcomed adulthood as a soldier in the United States Army and survived a car crash that nearly took his life. He defied the odds and overcame obstacles to have a successful career in music as well as television. Although he passed in 2006, the contribution Lou Rawls made to music and to mankind will live forever.