Percy Sledge Dead At 74Famous for the great song "When A Man
Loves A Woman", Percy Sledge has died at the age of 74. This was his
first single and it made it into the Top 10 twice in Great Britain and
was number one on the Billboard chart in the US for two weeks in 1966.
Percy worked in the cotton fields near his hometown of Leighton,
Alabama before getting a job as a nurse in a hospital in the early
60's. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
2005. He is also a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and
the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
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