Pops Staples

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Birthday
28, 1914
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Dec 19, 2000 (85)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1914
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Dec 19, 2000 (85)

About

Singer and guitarist best known as the leader of the seminal R&B group The Staple Singers. He and the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 based on the popularity of hits like "I'll Take You There".

Before Fame

He grew up the youngest of fourteen children on a Mississippi cotton plantation.

Trivia

As a solo artist he won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for his 1994 album "Father Father".

Family Life

He has children named Cleotha, Mavis, Yvonne, and Pervis, all of whom sang with The Staple Singers.

Associated With

He sang the song "Good Old Shoe" alongside Willie Nelson in the 1997 film "Wag the Dog".

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