Roebuck “Pops” Staples

Roebuck “Pops” Staples

Birth
Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi, USA
Death 19 Dec 2000 (aged 85)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6636264 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
  • Added: 25 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6636264
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roebuck “Pops” Staples (28 Dec 1914–19 Dec 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6636264, citing Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .