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Pops Staples
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Staples in 1974.
Background information
Birth name Roebuck Staples
Also known as "Pops"
Born (1914-12-28)December 28, 1914
Winona, Mississippi, U.S.
Died December 19, 2000(2000-12-19) (aged 85)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1948 (1948)–1994 (1994)
  • United
  • Vee-Jay
  • Curtom
  • Stax
  • Riverside
Associated acts

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.

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.

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

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