Rosetta Tharpe

Rosetta Tharpe

Original Name Rosetta Atkins
Birth
Cotton Plant, Woodruff County, Arkansas, USA
Death 9 Oct 1973 (aged 58)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 14947188 · View Source
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Musician, Singer. Affectionately known as "Sister Rosetta Tharpe", she attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, a unique mix of spiritual lyrics and early rock and roll accompaniment.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Brenda
  • Added: 15 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14947188
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosetta Tharpe (20 Mar 1915–9 Oct 1973), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14947188, citing Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .