Sister Rosetta Tharpe – BBC Four this Friday

Posted on: Thursday, Jan 13, 2011

During the 40s, 50s and 60s Sister Rosetta Tharpe played a highly significant role in the creation of rock & roll, inspiring musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. She may not be a household name, but this flamboyant African-American gospel singing superstar, with her spectacular virtuosity on the newly-electrified guitar, was one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century.

Fri 14 Jan 9pm

BBC Four



January 13th, 2011 at 18:57
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also a short bit on Women’s Hour yesterday morning (12/01/11)