Category: percy sledge

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Vintage Rock ‘N Roll and R&B Concert Posters

  1. American Legion Hall (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – July 4, 1951

  2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – March 18, 1957

  3. Municipal Auditorium (Kansas City, Missouri) – November 10, 1957

  4. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – February 4, 1958

  5. Evergreen Ballroom (Olympia, Washington) – May 5, 1963
  6. Sunset Lake Park (Portsmouth, Virginia) – July 4, 1963
  7. Waco Coliseum (Waco, Texas) – March 18, 1965
  8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – February 3, 1967

  9. Victory Stadium (Roanoke, Virginia) – June 26, 1968
  10. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – June 28, 1968 

Vintage R&B Concert Posters

1. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – November 16, 1954

2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 10, 1959

3. Oakland Auditorium (Oakland, California) – February 8, 1963

4. Exhibition Garden (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) – June 26, 1964

5. Wilmer’s Park (Brandywine, Maryland) – July 25, 1965

6. Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Columbus, Ohio) – October 25, 1965

7. Carr’s Beach (Annapolis, Maryland) – June 26, 1966

8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – March 31, 1967

9. Shelby County Fairgrounds (Shelbina, Missouri) – July 27, 1968

10. Norfolk Arena (Norfolk, Virginia) – November 22, 1969

On this day in music history: May 7, 1966 – “When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 4 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 for 2 weeks on May 28, 1966. Written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright, it is the biggest hit for the Alabama born and raised soul singer. The song is born out of an on stage improvisation when Sledge and his band are performing in a local night club. The song is originally titled “Why Did You Leave Me?” until the lyrics are re-written prior to recording it. Recorded on February 17, 1966, the track features members of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section including Spooner Oldham, Junior Lowe and Roger Hawkins. Producer and songwriter Rick Hall, co-owner of FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL make Atlantic Records in New York aware of Sledge and the song, and recommend that they purchase the master for “When A Man Loves A Woman” and sign the singer, which they do in short order. Released on March 7, 1966, the single streaks up the R&B and pop charts rapidly, hitting the top of both charts within two months after its release. Regarded as one of the greatest R&B singles of all time, it is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999. “When A Man Loves A Woman” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Jimi Hendrix playing at an Atlantic Records release party

with Wilson Pickett,

King Curtis, Percy Sledge,

Cornell Dupree and

Esther Phillips at the Prelude Club in Harlem on May 5, 1966.

Before forming his own band Jimi worked with various R&B acts such as the Isley Brothers, King Curtis and Ike and Tina Turner. Tina Turner has denied that Jimi was in her band; Ike Turner claimed Jimi was in his band and that he owned a guitar played by Jimi. Jimi confirmed that he did play with Ike and Tina Turner in a few interviews including one with

Gus Gossert at the Winterland Arena in 1968 when he was asked if he started in San Francisco. 

Jimi: “No, I started all over the place… I came out here before. Yeah. I played here at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard about 4 or 5 years ago”

Also, the liner notes of the 1967 UK Track Records LP pressing of “Are You Experienced” mentioned that Jimi played with Ike

and Tina “on the west coast”.

On this day in music history: May 7, 1966 – “When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 4 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 for 2 weeks on May 28, 1966. Written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright, it is the biggest hit for the Alabama born and raised soul singer. The song is born out of an on stage improvisation when Sledge and his band are performing in a local night club. The song is originally titled “Why Did You Leave Me?” until the lyrics are re-written prior to recording it. Recorded on February 17, 1966, the track features members of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section including Spooner Oldham, Junior Lowe and Roger Hawkins. Producer and songwriter Rick Hall, co-owner of FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL make Atlantic Records in New York aware of Sledge and the song, and recommend that they purchase the master for “When A Man Loves A Woman” and sign the singer, which they do in short order. Released on March 7, 1966, the single streaks up the R&B and pop charts rapidly, hitting the top of both charts within two months after its release. Regarded as one of the greatest R&B singles of all time, it is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999. “When A Man Loves A Woman” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.