Daily Almanac for Friday, May 28, 2021

On this date in 1966, “When A Man Loves A Woman,” by Percy Sledge topped the music charts. Here is Percy Sledge at the 2010 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Concert. Photo By Carol M. Highsmith – Own work, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1940 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&Bsoul and gospel singer. He is best known for the song “When a Man Loves a Woman“, a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA.

Having previously worked as a hospital orderly in the early 1960s, Sledge achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Sledge received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation‘s Career Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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