Percy Sledge: 10 Essential Tracks


April 15, 2015 8:25 AM EDT – The late Percy Sledge sang “When a Man Loves a Woman,” but Jimmy Johnson recorded it. The north Alabama musician recalls working as the sound engineer on the hit by Sledge. (AP) 

R&B legend Percy Sledge — famous for his hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" — died at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tuesday morning after a long…

BATON ROUGE, La. — Legendary R&B singer Percy Sledge has died at the age of 73, CNN has confirmed. The crooner, best known for his classic song “When a Man Loves a Woman,” passed away Tuesday morning in 

BATON ROUGE, La. — Legendary R&B singer Percy Sledge has died at the age of 73, CNN has confirmed. The crooner, best known for his classic song “When a Man Loves a Woman,” passed away Tuesday morning in 

Sledge, who was born in Leighton, Alabama, was working as a hospital orderly when he began playing clubs and frat parties with the Esquires, a locally popular group, in 1965. As he recalls, “I was singing every style of music: the Beatles, Elvis