Pops Staples

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Pops Staples

American gospel and RB musician add

Category: Music

Born in 1914.

Countries: United States (80%), (20%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Willie Nelson, Barry Levinson, National Endowment for the Arts

Linked to: National Endowment for the Arts, The Rolling Stones

 

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Pops Staples was born in 1914 add something


1948

In 1948 Roebuck and his wife Oceola Staples formed The Staple Singers to sing as a gospel group in local churches, with their children add something


1950

The Staple Singers first recorded in the early 1950s for United and the larger Vee-Jay Records, with songs including "This May Be the Last Time" and "Uncloudy Day" add something


1960

A "pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s and 70s," he was an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and singer add something

 

In the 1960s the Staple Singers moved to Riverside Records and later Stax Records, and began recording protest, inspirational and contemporary music, reflecting the civil rights and anti-war movements of the time add something


1975

"Let's Do It Again" topped the Hot 100 on his 61st birthday, on 28 December 1975 add something


1976

In 1976, Staples appeared in the movie documenting The Band's final concert, The Last Waltz add something


1980

After Mavis left for a solo career in the 1980s, Pops Staples began a solo career, appearing at international "blues" festivals , and tried his hand at acting add something


1986

In 1986, Roebuck played the role of Mr. Tucker, a voodoo witch doctor, in the Talking Heads film "True Stories", during which he performed "Papa Legba" add something


1992

His 1992 album "Peace to the Neighborhood" won a Grammy nomination, and in 1995 he won a Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy for "Father, Father" add something


1997

He appears as himself in the 1997 Barry Levinson film "Wag the Dog", singing "Good Old Shoe" with Willie Nelson add something


1998

In 1998 he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1999 the Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame add something


Pops Staples died in 2000 add something


2018

Blues - In 2018 Staples was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame add something