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  1. Singer Percy Sledge Dies at 74

    He struck gold early. The Alabama native, who first sang in his farming town’s gospel choir, hit it big with “When a Man Loves a Woman,” his debut song for Atlantic Records. He missed out on royalties for the 1966 chart-topper because, though he said he wrote most of it, he was never listed as a co-writer. Yesterday, Sledge died of liver cancer in Baton Rouge, drawing tributes from artists like Michael Bolton, who revived the King of Slow Soul’s legendary tune to great acclaim in 1991.

    Rolling Stone

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