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Monday, August 16, 2021

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 1964 🎸


Before there was Johnny Cash, BB King, and Eric Clapton, there was 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe. 

The Godmother of rock n roll. 

    "In 1964, Roesetta was booked for the Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan tour in England. She played a famous gig in an abandoned railroad station that was broadcast nationwide by Granada television. It was a cold and rainy day, but Tharpe got out of a horse-drawn carriage like royalty, strode across the wet platform, picked up her electric guitar, plugged in, and played “Didn’t It Rain,” electrical-shock risk apparently be damned, soloing and singing her heart out in front of a crowd of young people. “I’m sure there are a lot of young English guys who picked up electric guitars after getting a look at her,” Dylan said." (Hermes, Will. Why Sister Rosetta Tharpe Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. December 2017.) 

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