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The Blues Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

"Simple music is the hardest to play," Albert Collins once said, "and blues is simple music." The death of a blues legend can leave us with a collective sense of loss and nostalgia for an era gone by. This memorial site was created to honor and remember blues musicians, singers, songwriters and others who have contributed to this truly American music.
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The The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Yvonne Staples

Yvonne Staples, member of the gospel/soul family singing group The Staple Singers, has died at the age of 80, according to the Chicago Sun Times. A Chicago funeral home confirmed that the singer died at her home in the South Shore neighborhood. She was born in Chicago to Pops and Oceola Staples. She began singing at a young age in church with her sister Mavis and brother Pervis. The Staple Singers were known for their beautiful harmonies. The group began in the 1940’s and signed...
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