BMI Mourns the Loss of Muscle Shoals Icon Percy Sledge
Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of Muscle Shoals R&B legend, Percy Sledge. Best known for his iconic recording of the 1966 hit “When A Man Loves A Woman,” which would go on to become a standard covered by many artists and featured on multiple film soundtracks, Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. The soulful singer was also the recipient of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Career Achievement Award and earned his place in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. In addition, he was featured in the Muscle Shoals documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2013, and performed at BMI’s annual Snowball showcase there in celebration of the project. Other hits of Sledge’s include his takes on “Warm and Tender Love” and “Take Time to Know Her.” Sledge died Tuesday at the age of 73 in Baton Rouge, LA. He will be greatly missed by his friends at BMI.
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