Joe Stampley (born June 6, 1943 Springhill, Louisiana in Webster Parish, Louisiana) is a country music singer. He is known for several hits in the 1960s and beyond.
He was born to R.C. Stampley, Jr. (|1920–2000), and Mary E. Stampley (1924–2004). His interest in music dates to boyhood, when he listened to his father's Hank Williams records and learned to play piano before he was ten years of age.
In the 1960s, Stampley was the lead singer for the rock group, The Uniques (not to be confused with the Jamaican and doo-wop groups with the same name.) The Uniques were based out of Shreveport, the largest city near Springhill, and began performing in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. They were soon in great demand. In 1965, The Uniques recorded, "Not Too Long Ago", the first national hit for Paula Records. One year later, they-followed with "All These Things", which is still played on many oldies radio stations, especially in the south-central United States.
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