when a man loves a woman. percy sledge gone to soon.

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  1. R.P. McMurphy

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    R&B legend Percy Sledge -- famous for his hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" -- died at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a long battle with cancer.

    Percy took his signature song to #1 in 1966. It was his debut single and went on to become an international hit. It was re-released in the U.K. in 1987 and still made it to #2 on the charts.

    Michael Bolton's cover of the song also hit #1 in 1991 -- and it's one of Hollywood's favorite tunes ... appearing on the soundtrack of well over 20 movies.

    Percy had a few other hits -- "Warm and Tender Love" and "Take Time to Know Her" -- but nothing that matched his first blockbuster hit.

    He continued performing until about a year ago -- and this Thursday marks the 49th anniversary of the release of "When a Man Loves a Woman."

    Sledge was 73.



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    Honestly, I'm surprised he was still alive before today. RIP.
     
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    Obsession proved his demise: he couldn't keep his mind on nothin' else. :dontknow:
     
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    ...she was bad but he couldn't see it.
     
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    Good bye Soul man.
     
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    Sad.........RIP
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Beautiful song.
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Too soon, not "to" soon...

    Grammar nazi, thats me...
     
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    This
     
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    saw british doc called soul deep where he described writing the song, he was backstage with his band and heart broken and he yells "hit me with a chord!" and the band starts playing and he just starts adlibbing the song. im sure some producers shaped it for him but still....amazing story
     
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    Yep, they're all droppin'.... pretty soon the Stones and the like will be gone. :down:
     
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    ...jagger is unreal for a guy thats 70.
     
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    The fact that Keef is still alive is nothing short of a miracle.
     
  15. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...its a wonder he can play guitar with those fucked up fingers. i guess the blood transfusion rumors must be true. ah well, the lads have had a great run, all of them, sir paul and ringo included. i think their biographies will still sell books and movie tickets 100 years after it all began.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    [​IMG]Picture of Youth
     
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    ...he stil dances his ass off on stage but yeah hes looking 70 for sure. :jj: