- Clips (2)Latest ClipThe Funk & Soul Years - 1966
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- The Funk & Soul Years - 1966http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j19z3.jpg2015-01-31T16:13:00ZCraig reflects on funky souly artists, songs and events from 1966.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/c2f37fdf-5e8f-4d9c-9a03-219a8239cf5f?clipfocus=p02j19z4Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 11 mins
The Funk & Soul Years - 1966
- Percy Sledge - Interview with Craig Charleshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9xxc.jpg2011-07-30T18:00:00ZCraig is joined by soul star Percy Sledge (of When a Man Loves a Woman fame) ahead of his performance at London's Vintage Festival.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/c2f37fdf-5e8f-4d9c-9a03-219a8239cf5f?clipfocus=p00jjmnwSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Percy Sledge - Interview with Craig Charles
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Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an African American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional pop singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA.
Having previously worked as a hospital orderly in the early 1960s, Sledge achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Sledge received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.