Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1941, Leighton, Alabama) is an American R&B and soul performer who recorded the hit “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966. He won the W.C. Handy Blues Awards in 1996 for best Soul/Blues album of the year with his record Blue Night In 2005, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gerald Seymour (born 25 November 1941 in Guildford, Surrey) is a British writer. Initially a journalist, he joined ITN in 1963, covering such topics as the Great Train Robbery, Vietnam, Ireland, the Munich Olympics massacre, Germany’s Red Army, Italy’s Red Brigades and Palestinian militant groups. His first book, Harry’s Game, was published in 1975, and Seymour then became a full-time novelist.