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Percy Sledge Performs This Saturday

International Hall of Fame singer Percy Sledge will perform this Saturday, November 13th,  8:30pm  at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

Tickets are $35.00 regular and $55.00 for VIP, There are  also group rate specials.  Sledge  arrives in the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday evening.

Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1940, Leighton, Alabama) is an American R&B and soul performer who recorded the hit “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966.

Sledge’s soulful voice was perfect for the series of soul ballads produced by Ivy and Marlin Greene, which rock critic Dave Marsh called “emotional classics for romantics of all ages.”

“When a Man Loves a Woman” was Sledge’s first song recorded under the contract, and was released in March 1966. The song’s inspiration came when Sledge’s girlfriend left him for a modeling career after he was laid off from construction job in late 1965. It reached #1 in the U.S. and went on to become an international hit. The song was also the first gold record released by Atlantic Records.

The soul anthem became the cornerstone of Sledge’s career, and was followed by “Warm and Tender Love” (Covered by UK songstress Elkie Brooks in 1981), “It Tears Me Up”, “Take Time to Know Her” (his second biggest U.S. hit, reaching #11), “Love Me Tender”, and “Cover Me”.

Sledge charted with “I’ll Be Your Everything” and “Sunshine” during the 1970s, and has become an international concert favorite throughout the world, especially in the Netherlands, Germany, and on the African continent, and South Africa in particular.