Percy Sledge

Called "The Golden Voice of Soul," Leighton native Percy Sledge was an orderly at Colbert County Hospital, when he was introduced to Producer Quin Ivy, an audition followed, and Sledge was immediately signed to a recording contract.

"When A Man Loves A Woman" was the first song recorded, and it became an international hit. The magnificent soul anthem is the cornerstone of Sledge's career, and was followed by "Warm And Tender Love," "Out Of Left Field," and "Take Time To Know Her."

Sledge charted with "I'll Be Your Everything" and "Sunshine" during the 70s, and is still a concert favorite.

Sledge is a 1993 Lifework Award for Performing Achievement recipient.

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Created: 2/15/96