Watch video - The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first superstar of Gospel Music. A pioneering singer and guitarist, she fashioned a style that - while focused on Gospel messages - was the precursor to rock and roll.  She was an amazing artist ahead of her time, and influenced everyone from Elvis Presley to Chuck Berry.  

Sister Rosetta was the subject of the acclaimed documentary, The Godmother of Rock & Roll by filmmaker Mick Csaky. Check out the story of this incredible woman, below, and tell us what you think.

 Watch at PBS Website

 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first superstar of Gospel Music. A pioneering singer and guitarist, she fashioned a style that - while focused on Gospel messages - was the precursor to rock and roll.  She was an amazing artist ahead of her time, and influenced everyone from Elvis Presley to Chuck Berry.  

Sister Rosetta was the subject of the acclaimed documentary, The Godmother of Rock & Roll by filmmaker Mick Csaky. Check out the story of this incredible woman, below, and tell us what you think.

 Watch at PBS Website

 

 
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