The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (1934–2013), Pervis (b. 1935), and Mavis (b. 1939). Yvonne (b. 1936) replaced her brother when he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and again in 1970. They are best known for their 1970s hits "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There", "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)", and "Let's Do It Again", which with one exception ("I'll Take You There") peaked on the Hot 100 within a week from Christmas Day. While the family surname is "Staples", the group used the singular form for its name, "The Staple Singers".
Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.
John Verity has had a varied and amazing career to date, including support dates with rock luminaries such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Mountain, to recording dates with Ringo Starr, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Tim Rose, Zombies, Colin Blunstone, Phoenix, Charlie, and Argent to name but a few… 'My Religion' is a tongue-in-cheek collection for the most part, but includes some serious, thought-provoking issues too. Guest appearances by seasoned, respected musicians make this a compelling set, recorded sympathetically with state-of-the art precision throughout.