Throwback: Happy 108th Birthday, Pops Staples!

December is a busy month in music history:

Roebuck “Pops” Staples, the legendary patriarch and founder of The Staple Singers, which featured his son Pervis and his daughters Mavis, Yvonne and Cleotha, was born 108 years ago today. Pops was an instrumental presence behind some of the most uplifting and beloved songs ever recorded.

Happy birthday, Pops! Happy birthday, wherever you are!