"When A Man Loves A Woman" writer Andrew Wright dies

(May 30, 2015) Just a few weeks after we reported the death of soul singer Percy Sledge, we’re sad to pass on to SoulTrackers the death, in Florence, Alabama, of Andrew Wright, who co-wrote Sledge’s signature song, “When A Man Loves A Woman.”

Wright, an organist who was co-founder of the group the Esquires Combo, wrote the song while still in high school and developed it with co-writer Calvin Lewis into one of the greatest soul songs of all time. The story behind the song was told by AmericanSongwriter.com in a 1994 interview with Wright.

Not much is written about Wright later in life, but he will forever be associated with one of the high points of the Golden Age of R&B.

(May 30, 2015) Just a few weeks after we reported the death of soul singer Percy Sledge, we’re sad to pass on to SoulTrackers the death, in Florence, Alabama, of Andrew Wright, who co-wrote Sledge’s signature song, “When A Man Loves A Woman.”

Wright, an organist who was co-founder of the group the Esquires Combo, wrote the song while still in high school and developed it with co-writer Calvin Lewis into one of the greatest soul songs of all time. The story behind the song was told by AmericanSongwriter.com in a 1994 interview with Wright.

Not much is written about Wright later in life, but he will forever be associated with one of the high points of the Golden Age of R&B.

Thanks to SoulTracker Byron for letting us know about this.

 

 
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