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Roebuck 'Pops' Staples (1914–2000)

Roebuck 'Pops' Staples was born on December 28, 1914 in Winona, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Oceola Staples. He died on December 19, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Help Soundtrack
(2011)
Wag the Dog Pops Staples
(1997)
Selma Soundtrack
(2014)
Come Early Morning Soundtrack
(2006)

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 2015 Being Charlie (performer: "Somebody Was Watching Over Me" - as Pop Staples)
 2015 Mavis! (Documentary) (performer: "Pops' Instrumental", "Pops Staples", "Friendship") / (writer: "Uncloudy Day", "Pops' Instrumental", "Freedom Highway", "Help Me Jesus", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Wish I Had Answered", "Pops Staples", "Friendship")
 2014/I Selma (writer: "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" - as Roebuck Staples)
 2014 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (Documentary) (writer: "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" - as Roebuck 'Pops' Staples)
 2014 Take Me to the River (Documentary) (writer: "Freedom Highway", "Wish I Had Answered")
 2013 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aon Rud Persanta (2013) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Home" - uncredited)
 2011-2012 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Roger McGuinn (2012) ... (writer: "The Uncloudy Day" - uncredited)
- Raul Malo (2011) ... (writer: "Somebody Saved Me")
 2011 The Help (writer: "Don't Knock" - as Roebuck Staples)
 2009 Guitarjed's Street Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wipeout - The Last Time (2009) ... (writer: "The Last Time" - uncredited)
 2006 Come Early Morning (performer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples) / (writer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "Help Me Jesus" - as Roebuck Staples)
 2003 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003) ... (arranger: "Glory, Glory Hallelujah" - as Roebuck Staples)
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "Good Old Shoe" - as Pops Staples)
 1997 Soul in the Hole (Documentary) (arranger: "What Are They Doing?" - as R. Staples)
 1986 True Stories (performer: "Papa Legba")
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.21 (1971) ... (writer: "More Than a Hammer and a Nail")
 1965 Dave's Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... (writer: "You Don't Knock")
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Alternate Names:

The Staple Singers | Pops Staples
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (as a member of the The Staple Singers). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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