Frankie Beverly, singer, musician, songwriter, and producer, known primarily for his recordings with the soul and funk band, Maze. He is known for his casual clothing, including slacks, long-sleeved shirt, and a baseball cap. The group's hits, staples at many African American family reunions, include Joy and Pain, Before I Let Go, I Wanna Thank You and Happy Feelings.
Mavis Staples, rhythm & blues and gospel singer. She is known for songs with her family's band, The Staple Singers. Her voice has been sampled by some of the biggest hip-hop artists, and she has recorded with a wide variety of musicians. She won a Grammy for her album You Are Not Alone, & was awarded a doctorate from the Berklee College of Music. When asked about her past personal relationship with Bob Dylan, she admitted that Dylan had asked her father for her hand in marriage.
Roebuck "Pops" Staples (Dec. 28, 1914 – Dec. 19, 2000) was an American gospel and R&B musician. A pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s & 70s, he was a songwriter, guitarist & singer. He was the patriarch and member of The Staple Singers, which included his son Pervis and daughters Mavis, Yvonne, and Cleotha. In 1998 he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1999 the Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Rustie Lee is a Jamaican born English television personality, television chef, actress, singer and former politician. She first came to public attention for her appearances during the 80s on the morning television station TV-am.
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".