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Home of the Legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe


Home of the Legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a pioneer of Rock and Roll. There is a documentary about her, The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, by Mick Csaky. Her grave is written about elsewhere on this Web site. The Phila. Inquirer, 10/5/11, reports that her home on W. Master Street will be getting a real plaque on 10/24/11.


Location: Godmother of Rock and Roll's Home , 1102 W. Master Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19122, United States
Listing Category: Plaques, Markers (real ones), Rock and Roll
Virtual / Real: Real
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Comments : The Phila. Inquirer on 10/25/11, p. B1, reported that the house got its real plaque. It reads Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) One of gospel musics first crossover superstars, she popularized the genre by including secular music elements. A guitar virtuoso and charismatic performer throughout America and Europe, she toured with Count Basie, Cab Calloway, and Benny Goodman. Her home was here.
Date : 2011-10-28

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