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Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Birth: Dec. 28, 1915
Winona
Montgomery County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 2000
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Gospel Singer. He was the patriarch of The Staple Singers, a musical family. He blended the sounds of Blues, Gospel, Soul and Folk into hit singles such as "I'll Take You There" and "Respect Yourself". The Staple Singers had 12 hit singles with Stax Records during the late 1960's, and early 1970's. In his lifetime, Pop Staples worked with music greats such as Curtis Mayfield, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder who have recorded with him, and he also played alongside early Blues greats such as Robert Johnson, Son House and Charley Patton. He released two albums as a solo artist, his first in 1992, "Peace to the Neighborhood", which returned him to his blues and gospel roots. Pop's second release was awarded a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 1994 for "Father Father." He appeared in several films, including 1997's Wag the Dog, 1986's True Stories, 1978's The Last Waltz and 1974's The Klansman. Pop Staples died on December 19th, at the age of 85 following a concussion from a fall. (bio by: K.A.O.S. in Los Angeles) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Oceola Staples (1917 - 1987)*
 
 Children:
  Cleotha Staples (1934 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Injuries from a fall
 
Burial:
Oak Woods Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2002
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Love and prayers
- YAM
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
Thanks Pops, Your Voice still brings me Comfort & Joy
- Suzy B
 Added: Apr. 20, 2014
Remembering...
- jay payton
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
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