|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Arts & Entertainment

Veteran Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

WASHINGTON – U.S. soul singer Percy Sledge died on Tuesday at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his friend David Johnson announced. He was 74.

Sledge – who in 1966 recorded the emotionally wrenching hit that made him famous worldwide: “When a Man Loves a Woman” – had a musical career lasting more than half a century.

Although the specific cause of death was not announced, the legendary musician had been receiving treatment for cancer.

The singer was one of the great figures in soul music in the late 1970s.

“When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966 climbed to No. 1 on the charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and since then it has been included in the soundtracks of numerous films.

Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 and was a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, among other recognitions.

Some of his best-known other numbers included “Warm and tender,” “It Tears Me Up” and “Take time to Know Her.”

Before starting his musical career, Sledge had worked as a hospital orderly.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2020 © All rights reserved