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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Vocalist
    (March 20, 1915-October 9, 1973)
    Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas
    Birth name was Rosetta Nubin
    Gospel singer and guitarist
    Recorded the singles 'Rock Me,' 'This Train,' 'Up Above My Head' and 'Strange Things Happening Everyday'
    She began performing at age four, billed as 'the singing and guitar playing miracle.'
    She married her third husband onstage before a concert.
    She was rebuffed by her gospel fans after she recorded a series of blues duets.
    She appeared at Carnegie Hall in the 'From Spirituals to Swing' concerts.
    She was the first gospel artist to make the top ten on Billboard's rhythm and blues chart.
    She was the favorite singer of Little Richard and Johnny Cash.

Credit: C. Fishel


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