The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (b. 1934), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", and "Let's Do It Again".

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (b. 1934), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", and "Let's Do It Again".

Soul Train, soul music tv program launched in 1971.  We never got this in England but I know I would have loved it, the dancing the flares the disco not to mention the Afros, oh yes

'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius found dead

Soul Train, soul music tv program launched in 1971. We never got this in England but I know I would have loved it, the dancing the flares the disco not to mention the Afros, oh yes

Soul Train is an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from 1971 to 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.

Soul Train is an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from 1971 to 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.

Host Erykah Badu speaks onstage during the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Host Erykah Badu speaks onstage during the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Host Erykah Badu attends the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Host Erykah Badu attends the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Recording artist R. Kelly (L) and host Erykah Badu performs during the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Recording artist R. Kelly (L) and host Erykah Badu performs during the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Host Erykah Badu, actress Tichina Arnold and actress Tisha Campbell-Martin attend the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Host Erykah Badu, actress Tichina Arnold and actress Tisha Campbell-Martin attend the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing, Baby!, Marvin being interviewed by Don Cornelius and the Soul Train Gang during his visit to Soul Train, February 16, 1974

Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing, Baby!, Marvin being interviewed by Don Cornelius and the Soul Train Gang during his visit to Soul Train, February 16, 1974

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