Percy Sledge
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1940-11-25
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Percy Sledge

Biography

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an 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 ...

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Biography

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an 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.

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When a Man Loves a Woman
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It's All Wrong, But It's Alright
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It's All Wrong, But It's Alright
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Warm And Tender Love
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Warm And Tender Love
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Blue Water
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Percy Sledge Biography

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an 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.

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