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Mavis Staples
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Staples performing in
Brooklyn, New York in 2007
Background information
Birth name Mavis Staples
Born July 10, 1939 (1939-07-10) (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1950–present
Labels
Associated acts

Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist. She has recorded and performed with her family's band The Staple Singers, and also as a solo artist.

Staples was added into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2017.

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