Rosetta Tharpe

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Birthday
20, 1915
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Oct 9, 1973 (58)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1915
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Oct 9, 1973 (58)

About

American singer and guitarist who was popular for her Gospel songs in the 1930s and 1940s. She was labeled "the original soul sister" due to being the first Gospel music crossover artist.

Before Fame

She started singing and playing guitar at age 4 and joined her mother on stage in a traveling evangelical troupe by the time she was 6 years old.

Trivia

Her song Up Above My Head was featured in the 2001 French film Amelie.

Family Life

Her first marriage was to preacher Thomas Thorpe when she was 19 years old.

Associated With

Little Richard has stated that she is his favorite singer.