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Yvonne Staples

Group: The Staples Singers

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Yvonne Staples died aged eighty photo of Yvonne Staplesfrom Colon Cancer on 10th April 2018 at her home in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Yvonne performed with her sisters Mavis and Cleotha and their father, Roebuck “Pops” Staples, on hits such as “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There,” their first number one hit.
Yvonne Staples was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her family in 1999. The group also received a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 2005.
The family’s music career had its roots with Pops Staples, a manual laborer who strummed a $10 guitar while teaching his children gospel songs to keep them entertained in the evenings. They sang in church one Sunday morning in 1948, and three encores and a heavy church offering basket convinced Pops that music was in the family’s future — and the Staple Singers group was born.
Two decades later, the group became an unlikely hit maker for the Stax label. Thimage of Yvonne Staplese Staple Singers had a string of Top 40 hits with Stax in the late 1960s, earning them the nickname “God’s greatest hit makers.”
The family also became active in the civil rights movement after hearing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver a sermon while they were on tour in Montgomery, Alabama,U.S.A. in 1962 and went on to perform at events at King’s request.

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song:'Uncloudy Day' by The Staples Singers