Mavis Staples

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Mavis Staples
Staples performing in Brooklyn, New York in 2007
Staples performing in
Brooklyn, New York in 2007
Background information
Birth nameMavis Staples
Born (1939-07-10) July 10, 1939 (age 84)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years active1950–present

Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist. She has recorded and performed with her family's band The Staple Singers, and also as a solo artist.

Staples was added into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2017.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "BLUES HALL OF FAME - ABOUT/Inductions - Blues Foundation". Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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