Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge
1941 - 2015

Percy Sledge  American Singer


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Percy Sledge passed away on 14th Apr 2015 aged 73.


Percy Sledge was previously married to Rosa Sledge.


American Singer Percy Sledge was born Percy Tyrone Sledge on 25th November, 1941 in Leighton, Alabama and passed away on 14th Apr 2015 At home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana aged 73. He is most remembered for "When a man loves a woman" was #1 on the charts in 1966. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Percy Sledge is a member of the following lists: 2015 deaths, Capricorn Records artists and People from the Florence–Muscle Shoals metropolitan area.


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First Name Percy
Middle Name Tyrone
Last Name Sledge
Full Name at Birth Percy Tyrone Sledge
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th November, 1941
Birthplace Leighton, Alabama
Died 14th April, 2015
Place of Death At home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Cause of Death Liver cancer
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Nationality American
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame "When a man loves a woman" was #1 on the charts in 1966
Music Genre (Text) R&b, Soul, Traditional Pop, R&B, soul, traditional pop
Music Genre R&B
Music Style Soul, Country Soul, Southern Soul, Deep Soul
Music Mood Earnest, Intimate, Earthy, Organic, Sensual, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Romantic, Wistful, Plaintive, Exuberant, Refined/Mannered, Joyous, Rousing, Reflective, Delicate, Yearning, Dramatic, Poignant, Melancholy, Passionate
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Atlantic, Capricorn, Monument, Point Blank, Diablo, Sledgehammer, Virgin, Diablo Records
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Family Member Wife Rosa Sledge (second marriage), 12 children

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an African American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional pop 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.

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