This well-known US family gospel group was formed in 1951 by Pops Staples (Roebuck Staples, 28 December 1914, Winona, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Dolton, Illinois, USA) and four of his children, Mavis Staples (b. 10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Cleotha Staples and Pervis Staples, who was later replaced by Yvonne Staples. The group fused an original presentation of sacred music, offsetting Mavis Staples striking voice against her fathers lighter tenor, rather than follow the accustomed jubilee or quartet formations, prevalent in the genre. Pops striking guitar work, reminiscent of delta-blues, added to their inherent individuality. Singles such as Uncloudy Day, Will The Circle Be Unbroken and Im Coming Home, proved especially popular, while an original song, This May Be The Last Time, provided the inspiration for the Rolling Stones hit The...
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