Queer History: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, godmother of rock ‘n’ roll

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel-singing black lesbian who played a kick-ass electric guitar, influenced rock legends such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard. Tharpe, whose howling electric guitar rivaled her male counterparts, is the godmother of rock ‘n’ roll. Tharpe’s amazing talents were recognized in April when she was posthumously inducted to … Continue reading Queer History: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, godmother of rock ‘n’ roll