|Date of Birth||25 November 1940, Leighton, Alabama, USA|
|Date of Death||14 April 2015, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (liver cancer)|
|Birth Name||Percy Tyrone Sledge|
Mini Bio (1)
Alabama-born Percy Sledge had a somewhat unusual introduction to the music business. Working as an orderly in a local hospital, he was touring with a local band called the Esquires Combo on weekends and working at the hospital during the week. A former patient at the hospital who knew both Sledge and local record producer Quin Ivy introduced them to each other. Ivy was impressed with Sledge's emotional style of singing and signed him to a recording contract. Sledge hit it big with his first record, the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman", released by Atlantic Records, which went on to become a worldwide hit (and, incidentally, the first Atlantic record to go gold). Although Sledge never had another hit as big as "When a Man Loves a Woman," he did manage to place several follow-up records on the charts. He still tours today, and has an especially large following in Europe.
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|Rosa Singleton||(1980 - 14 April 2015) (his death) (1 child)|