These are the graves of the Staple Singers. Roebuck “Pops” Staples was born in Winona, Mississippi in 1914. He grew up with the blues, but switched to gospel in the 1930s. He married Oceola in 1935 and moved north to Chicago. While Oceola never much sang with the family band, or at least not to […]
In the 1970s, James Brown and Porter Wagoner became friends. Wagoner was of course a major player in country music and so he managed to schedule the Godfather of Soul in the nation’s least frien
Dead at 76.
Dead at the age of 74.