Soul singer Percy Sledge dies at 74

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Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad When A Man Loves A Woman, has died at the age of 74.

William Clark, coroner for East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, confirmed that Sledge died early this morning.

Sledge’s first recording took him from hospital orderly to a long touring career averaging 100 performances a year and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Between 1966 and 1968, Sledge used his forlorn vocal style to record a series of southern soul standards.

In later years, he continued to be an in-demand performer in the US and Europe as When A Man Loves A Woman kept popping up in movies including The Big Chill and The Crying Game.

Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015 by The News Editor

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