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Currently watching American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973). One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Tharpe may not be a household name today, but the flamboyant superstar, with her spectacular playing on the newly electrified guitar, played a pivotal role in the creation of rock ’n’ roll.

room42:

Currently watching American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 ā€“ October 9, 1973). One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Tharpe may not be a household name today, but the flamboyant superstar, with her spectacular playing on the newly electrified guitar, played a pivotal role in the creation of rock ā€™nā€™ roll.

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