Help me, ya’ll

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

December 28

StaplesSingers11914: Roebuck “Pops” Staples is born near Winona, Mississippi, the youngest of 14 children. When growing up he hears, and begins to play with, local blues guitarists such as Charlie Patton (who lives on the nearby Dockery Plantation), Robert Johnson, and Son House. He drops out of school after the eighth grade, then sings with a gospel group before marrying and moving to Chicago in 1935. In 1948, he and his wife Oceola form the The Staple Singers. They take you there.

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