Independent Lens

Muscle Shoals: When Percy Sledge Made it Big

Clip: Season 15 | 58s

In this clip from the Independent Lens documentary Muscle Shoals, soul singer Percy Sledge recounts how he went from working (and singing) on a cotton field and in a hospital to singing in an Elks Club to being discovered by a DJ and finally making it big, starting with recordings made at FAME Studios.

Aired: 04/20/14

Rating: TV-PG

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