Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Before Elvis, before Little Richard, and before Johnny Cash there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973). A singer, songwriter, and guitarist (since the age of 4), Sister Rosetta is known as the “Godmother of Rock and Roll. Her music has influenced the likes of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, and many more.

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Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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