The Godmother of Rock & Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe
IMZ World Music Film Screenings
- event type: Festival
- start date: 28 Oct 2011
- time: 12:00 – 13:00
- city/area: Copenhagen
- venue:WOMEX 2011 / Forum Copenhagen / Cinema
- country: Denmark
- event submitted by: IMZ - International Music + Media Centre
Antelope South Limited
Genre Documentary | Production Company Antelope South Limited (UK)| Producer Mick Csaky | TV Director Mick Csaky | Camera Michael Miles | Author Mick Csaky| Source video/audio HD/Stereo | Recorded 2011 | Duration 59' 30"
During the 40s, 50s and 60s Sister Rosetta Tharpe played a highly significant role in the creation of Rock & Roll, inspiring musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. She may not be a household name but this flamboyant African-American gospel singing superstar, with her spectactular virtuosity on the newly electrified guitar, was one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century.