|Friday, Feb 22, 2013 - 10:00 PM
"Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll"
The Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso introduces the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of rock 'n' roll during the 1940s-1960s. With her newly electrified guitar, she influences black musicians, including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Isaac Hayes and Etta James, and also white performers such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. G