Friday July 12th, 2013 we lost the last performing original member of The Tams, which were also sometimes known as The Joe Pope Tams, or The Mighty Tams. Charles Pope died on July 12 in Atlanta at the age of 76. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s the last few years. Charles Pope was born on August 7th, 1936. Charles along with his brothers Joe, and Otis, and friends Robert Lee Smith, Floyd Ashton, and Horace “Sonny” Key begain perforiming as The Tams in 1959.
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