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Pops Staples
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Vocalist
    (December 28, 1914-December 19, 2000)
    Born in Winona, Mississippi
    Birth name was Roebuck Staples
    Patriarch of the Staple Singers
    Recorded the solo albums 'Peace to the Neighborhood' (1992) and 'Father, Father' (1995)
    Appeared in the films 'True Stories' (1986) and 'Wag the Dog' (1997)
    Died of complications following a fall
    He was the youngest of 14 children.
    He dropped out of school in the eighth grade to pick cotton.
    One of his first jobs upon moving to Chicago was killing pigs for a slaughterhouse.
    He response to claims he sold out by switching from gospel to pop was 'Ain't nobody want to go to heaven more than me, but we got to live down here too.'
    He learned guitar from his neighbor, delta blues legend Charley Patton.
    He was married to his wife Oceola for 53 years until her death.
    He received a National Heritage Award from the National Endowment of the Arts (1998).
    His daughter Yvonne said, 'He lived the life. He believed the world could be made a better place for all of us.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 26 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
 
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