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us: Sledge, Percy

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  • Fuller Name

    • Percy Tyrone
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Leighton (Ala.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Baton Rouge (La.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Composers
              (lcsh) Soul musicians
          • Sources

            • found: Platoon [SR] p1987: label (Percy Sledge)
            • found: New Rolling stone enc. of rock & roll (Sledge, Percy; b. Nov. 25, 1940, Leighton, Ala.)
            • found: Contemporary musicians: v. 15 (Sledge, Percy; b. Nov. 25, 1940, Leighton, AL; rhythm and blues singer, songwriter)
            • found: Int. ww in mus. Vol. 2, Pop. mus., 1st ed. (Sledge, Percy; b. Nov. 25, 1941, Leighton, Ala.; soul singer)
            • found: All Music Guide WWW site, Mar. 8, 2001 (Percy Sledge; b. Nov. 25, 1941, Leighton, AL)
            • found: Grove music online, November 20, 2013 (Sledge, Percy; born November 25, 1941, Leighton, AL; American soul singer)
            • found: 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.) {}
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