Born Percy Tyrone Sledge, he is best known for the song When a Man Loves a Woman, a No. "Percy Tyrone Sledge, "Gone, But Not Forgotten." It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA. American R&B and Soul Singer. 1 pop and soul hit in 1966. Percy Sledge's songs of love are still in our memories and hearts. May his soul enjoy the goodness of a everlasting life in God's heavenly home.