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Percy Sledge

American singer

Percy Sledge

American singer
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birthday
25th
November, 1940
Death
14th
April, 2015
Birth Place
Leighton, Alabama, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

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.

instruments played
Vocals
Birth Name

Percy Tyrone Sledge

Genres

R&B, soul, traditional pop

Labels

Atlantic, Capricorn, Monument, Point Blank, Diablo, Sledgehammer, Virgin

Years Active

1960 2014

Name

Percy Sledge

Nationality

United States of America

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