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  1. Percy Sledge, Pop MiracleRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The New Yorker

    "When a Man Loves a Woman" was the first song that Percy Sledge, who died earlier this week, at the age of seventy-four, ever recorded. His searing, anguished wail shot up from a studio in the small city of Sheffield, Alabama, to become the No.

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  2. Percy Sledge and a song for the agesRead the original story

    Thursday | Burlington Times News

    ... frat party when Sledge was sitting in with a band called the Esquires. In any case, Sledge accompanied Ivy to a Sheffield, Ala., recording studio in 1965 with a melody that he had hummed while picking cotton and lyrics he was still putting together. ...

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  3. Editorial: Percy Sledge's love song was one for the agesRead the original story

    Wednesday | The Star Online

    ... frat party when Sledge was sitting in with a band called the Esquires. In any case, Sledge accompanied Ivy to a Sheffield, Ala., recording studio in 1965 with a melody that he had hummed while picking cotton and lyrics he was still putting together. ...

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  4. Two months of silence after DreamVision theme park announcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... Two months later, silence. That's according to city leaders in the Shoals. "I've had no contact with them," said Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford. "Whether they're working behind the scenes or not, I have no way of knowing." He's not the only one. We ...

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  5. Barry Manilow bids farewell (for now) at Staples CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Los Angeles Times

    ... Thursday. Credited to songwriters Andrew Wright and Calvin Lewis, it was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Ala., and featured some of the era's great R&B instrumentalists. The great Percy Sledge record "When a Man Loves a Woman" ...

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  6. Railroad conductor finds adventure at work, in kitchenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Newms360.com

    ... give me an hour and a half to get there." The 33-year-old might find himself traveling to his home terminal in Sheffield, Alabama, or to a rail yard in Memphis, Tennessee, or Decatur, Alabama. But when he returns home to Corinth at the end of a ...

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  7. RIP: Percy Sledge, 1941-2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Nippertown!

    ... and Wilson Picket's "634-5789" and "Mustang Sally." One night, Ivy who was establishing himself with a studio in Sheffield, Alabama, heard Sledge sing an original with the Esquires. "When he heard me do 'Why Did You Leave Me, Baby,' he just fell in ...

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  8. Baton Rouge residents sing 'When a Man Loves a Woman' in remembrance...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Advocate

    ... nurse when he recorded "When a Man Loves a Woman" at producers Quin Ivy and Marlin Greene's small studio in Sheffield, Alabama. It became an international smash, one of many hits from the fertile Muscle Shoals-area studio scene. "People like the ...

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  9. Percy Sledge meets Tom Petty: 'What's your name again, son?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Los Angeles Times

    ... Thursday. Credited to songwriters Andrew Wright and Calvin Lewis, it was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Ala., and featured some of the era's great R&B instrumentalists. The great Percy Sledge record "When a Man Loves a Woman" ...

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  10. Single session launched Percy Sledge, No. 1 hit, and a soundRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Turnto10.com

    ... sound engineer for the Percy Sledge's hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," stands outside his Tennessee River home in Sheffield, Ala., on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Sledge, who died Tuesday and grew up in rural northwest ... MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) - ...

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  11. Appreciation: Percy Sledge's 'When a Man Loves a Woman,' a great American balladRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The great Percy Sledge record "When a Man Loves a Woman" was released 49 years ago on Thursday. Credited to songwriters Andrew Wright and Calvin Lewis, it was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Ala., and featured some of the era's great R&B instrumentalists.

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  12. Singer/songwriter Percy Sledge passed awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Examiner.com

    ... hit single, "When A Man Loves A Woman." Quin Ivy and Marlin Greene were his producers at the recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. Percy told Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that the melody came to him while he worked in the cotton fields around ...

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  13. Percy's love song was one for the agesRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... frat party when Sledge was sitting in with a band called the Esquires. In any case, Sledge accompanied Ivy to a Sheffield, Ala., recording studio in 1965 with a melody that he had hummed while picking cotton and lyrics he was still putting together. ...

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  14. 'When a Man Loves a Woman' singer, Percy Sledge, dies at 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Examiner.com

    ... in addition to winning other awards and honors. Sledge recorded "When a Man Loves a Woman on Feb. 17, 1966, in Sheffield, Alabama. Atlantic Records wanted to redo the slightly out-of-tune horns, but the original version ended up being released. By ...

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  15. Tributes pour in for late musician Percy SledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... at one of the shows we was at." -- Tammy C. "My heart goes out to the family, especially his son Little Percy from Sheffield. His music was incredible and known around the world. He will never be forgotten." "May he rest in peace, and his family ...

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  16. Remembering Southern Icon Percy SledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Southern Living

    ... best known for "When A Man Loves A Woman," died at 73 in Baton Rouge. In 1966. The hit song was recorded in Sheffield, Alabama (in the Muscle Shoals area). Though it was his most famous song, he's also known for songs like "It Tears Me Up," "Warm ...

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  17. Percy Sledge may have been a one hit wonder, but what a hit it wasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Something Else! Reviews

    ... up. And "When a Man Loves A Woman" - recorded nearly 50 years before Percy Sledge's death, on April 16, 1966 at Sheffield, Alabama's Norala Sound Studio - certainly fits the bill. And there's a reason for that ageless feel. Percy Sledge recorded it ...

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  18. Percy Sledge, singer of 'When A Man Loves A Woman,' dies at 73Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | TheCelebrityCafe

    ... a long battle with cancer. "When A Man Loves A Woman" was the Alabama native's first single and was recorded in Sheffield, Alabama. The song, according to his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography , started out as an improvisation performed at a ...

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  19. Singer Percy Sledge died today.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... Leighton, Ala., Sledge worked in the fields in Leighton before working as an orderly at Colbert County Hospital in Sheffield, Ala., his talent agency's website said. It adds : "By the mid-1960s, Sledge was touring the Southeast with the Esquires ...

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  20. Percy Sledge's 'When a Man Loves a Woman,' a great American balladRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Los Angeles Times

    The great Percy Sledge record "When a Man Loves a Woman" was released 49 years ago on Thursday. Credited to songwriters Andrew Wright and Calvin Lewis, it was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Ala., and featured some of the era's great R&B instrumentalists.

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