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Percy Sledge

Soul singer

Died when: 74 years 140 days (892 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Percy Sledge

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – 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.


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