On This Stage In History – When A Man Loves A Woman
Every night we spotlight music that was on the stage that day in history. Tonight’s spotlight is on Percy Sledge and “When A Man Loves A Woman”.
On April 9th of 1966, Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman” was released. It made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts. It was listed 54th in the List of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest songs of all time. The song is credited to Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright, who played bass and keyboards with Sledge. However, the song was in fact written by Percy Sledge himself, but he gave it to Lewis and Wright.