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Percy Sledge has died at the age of 73. To remember his talent, we've We pick the five best songs from the 'When A Man Loves A Woman' singer.
Percy Sledge has died at the age of 73, his agent confirmed today (April 14, 2015). To remember his talent, we have picked our top five favourite songs from the 'When A Man Loves A Woman' singer.
Taken from an album of the same name, Take Time To Know Her reached number 11 on the U.S Hot 100.
Whilst not a huge hit for Sledge (it didn’t chart in the UK, for instance), ‘Out Of Left Field’ showcases the singer’s soulful voice.
It Tears Me Up reached number seven in the US.
Charting at number 34 in the UK and number 17 on the U.S Hot 100, Warm And Tender Love was also covered by Elkie Brooks back in 1981.
Inspired by a break-up, When A Man Loves A Woman is Percy Sledge's most recognised song. It reached number one in America and went on to become an international hit, proving to be a hit twice in the UK, after reaching number four in 1966 and, on reissue, peaked at number two. in 1987
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