Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Experienced a resurgence in popularity when "When a Man Loves a Woman" was used in a commercial for Levi's jeans.
Won the W.C. Handy Award for Best Soul or Blues Album
Released his first single, "When a Man Loves a Woman," which became a huge international hit.
Known for such albums as "When A Man Loves A Woman"
Popular songs include "When A Man Loves A Woman".
Before his big break, worked as a hospital orderly at Colby County Hospital while touring with The Esquires Combo on weekends.
Was signed to his first recording contract when a patient at the hospital he worked at introduced him to producer Quin Ivy.