Rosetta Tharpe

Rosetta Tharpe

Original Name Rosetta Atkins
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.


"Sister Rosetta"
Gospel Music Legend
She would singing until you cried, and then she would sing until you danced for joy.
She helped to keep the church alive and the saints rejoicing.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 14947188
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : 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 .