When a Man Loves a Woman singer Percy Sledge dies at 73

( ) Updated: 2015-04-15 15:03:54
<EM>When a Man Loves a Woman</EM> singer Percy Sledge dies at 73

Percy Sledge. [Photo/Agencies]

Percy Sledge, who topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his hit single "When a Man Loves a Woman" in 1966, has died. He was 73.

During the mid-60's, Sledge originally worked as a hospital nurse to help keep his head above water while he launched his music career.

"When a Man Loves a Woman," became his first and only number one hit.

His follow-up in 1966, "Warm and Tender Love," reached number 17 on the Hot 100 chart.

While Sledge's chart success stalled in the '70s, he continued to successfully tour.

His career was given a slight resurgence after "When a Man Loves a Woman" was later discovered by new generations.

Percy Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.


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