April 14, 2015 4:35 PM EDT – Percy Sledge, best known for his recording of "When a Man Loves a Woman," died at his home in Louisiana at age 74 after battling cancer, according to his agent. (Reuters)
Facebook · Twitter · Google · LinkedIn · Pinterest · Email. Inductee Percy Sledge arrives at the 20th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 14, 2005 in New York City.
Soul singer Percy Sledge died at his home in Baton Rouge Tuesday. He was 74.
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)
“When a Man Loves a Woman” was the first song that Percy Sledge, who died earlier this week, at the age of seventy-four, ever recorded. His searing, anguished wail shot up from a studio in the small city of Sheffield, Alabama, to become the No. 1 hit