Percy Sledge was a hospital orderly when he cut a song he had written with some guys he knew in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. None of their lives would ever be the same.
Sledge went on to define the Southern Soul sound of the late '60s and early '70s.
Percy, who's biggest hit was 'When A Man Loves A Woman' died yesterday at his home in Baton Rouge, LA. He was 74.