The Staple Singers
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples
The Staple Singers delivered music with a message.
The Staples’ evolved from gospel music to soulful pop, delivering hits in both genres. The family group’s music was a vehicle for social activism, positive change and love.
Lauryn Hill Inducts the Staple SingersLauryn Hill Inducts the Staple Singers at the 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Lauryn Hill Inducts the Staple Singers00:02:12
The Staple Singers Acceptance Speech00:04:58
"I'll Take You There"00:04:38
Hall of Fame Essay
For most artists, it is enough, to achieve mastery of a single genre.
A select few are able to reinvent themselves at some point in their career and conquer a second style. Incredibly, the Staple Singers, known far and wide as the First Family of Song, managed to achieve greatness in three separate and distinct genres during the first three decades of their storied career.
Soul liberating, soul inspiring, and soul empowering music.
Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage
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