Sister Rosetta Tharpe
1919 to 1973
March 20, 1915 in Cotton Plant
October 9, 1973
Cotton Plant, Arkansas, United States
"Sister" Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) was a pioneering U.S. Gospel singer and songwriter who attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and early rock accompaniment. She became the first great recording star of Gospel music, first surfacing on the pop charts in 1939 with "This Train", her version of the traditional gospel standard.
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