Percy SledgeBorn 25 November 1940. Died 14 April 2015
Percy Sledge Biography (Wikipedia)
Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel 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.
- The Funk & Soul Years - 1966https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j19z3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02j19z3.jpg2015-01-31T16:13:00.000ZCraig reflects on funky souly artists, songs and events from 1966.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02j19z4
The Funk & Soul Years - 1966
Percy Sledge Tracks