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Sledge, Percy

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Personal name headingSledge, Percy
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1941-11-25
Death date2015-04-14
Place of birthLeighton (Ala.)
Place of deathBaton Rouge (La.)
Profession or occupationRhythm and blues musicians Singers Composers Soul musicians
Found inPlatoon [SR] p1987: label (Percy Sledge)
New Rolling stone enc. of rock & roll (Sledge, Percy; b. Nov. 25, 1940, Leighton, Ala.)
Contemporary musicians: v. 15 (Sledge, Percy; b. Nov. 25, 1940, Leighton, AL; rhythm and blues singer, songwriter)
Int. ww in mus. Vol. 2, Pop. mus., 1st ed. (Sledge, Percy; b. Nov. 25, 1941, Leighton, Ala.; soul singer)
All Music Guide WWW site, Mar. 8, 2001 (Percy Sledge; b. Nov. 25, 1941, Leighton, AL)
Grove music online, November 20, 2013 (Sledge, Percy; born November 25, 1941, Leighton, AL; American soul singer)
New York times online, April 15, 2015 (Percy Sledge, the R&B singer whose soulful ballad of eternal love and rejection, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” topped the charts in 1966, died on Tuesday [April 14, 2015] in Baton Rouge, La. He was 74. Mr. Sledge, sometimes called the King of Slow Soul, was a sentimental crooner and one of the South's first soul stars, having risen to fame from jobs picking cotton and working as a hospital orderly while performing at clubs and colleges on the weekends. Percy Tyrone Sledge was born on Nov. 25, 1940, in Leighton, Ala.)