Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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I know what you’re thinking, this is a Fender blog and Sister Rosetta Tharpe is playing a Gibson!

Well that may be true, but there’s a Telecaster on the chair there, and it’s too good a picture not to post.

When it comes down to it a guitar’s a guitar and we wouldn’t be playing what we’re playing today without Sister Rosetta inventing Rock n Roll.

Chuck Berry? Little Richard? Totally important, but Sister Rosetta Tharpe was doing it before them, and being a huge influence on them both.

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