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Roebuck "Pops" Staples (December 28, 1914 – December 19, 2000) was an American Gospel and R&B musician. He was the patriarch and member of singing group The Staple Singers.

Pops Staples
Pops Staples.jpg
Staples in 1974.
Background information
Birth nameRoebuck Staples
Also known as"Pops"
Born(1914-12-28)December 28, 1914
Winona, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedDecember 19, 2000(2000-12-19) (aged 85)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Occupations
  • Musician
  • songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1948 (1948)–1994 (1994)
Labels
Associated acts

In 1998 he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the highest honor in the folk and traditional arts in the United States.[1]

Staples was buried in Oak Woods Cemetery in Greater Grand Crossing, Chicago.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1998". www.arts.gov. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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