The Staple Singers
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Roebuck "Pops" Staples (Dec. 28, 1914 – Dec. 19, 2000) was an American gospel and R&B musician. A pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s & 70s, he was a songwriter, guitarist & singer. He was the patriarch and member of The Staple Singers, which included his son Pervis and daughters Mavis, Yvonne, and Cleotha. 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 & Roll Hall of Fame.
The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (b. 1934), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", and "Let's Do It Again".