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Sister Rosetta Tharpe to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website) Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Website)
WOODRUFF COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A guitarist and singer from Cotton Plant, Arkansas will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who grew up in Woodruff County, was one of several artists to be nominated for the hall of fame in Cleveland. According to her biography on the Hall of Fame website, Tharpe had a song in 1938 called "Rock Me" and was responsible for the first performance on stage for Little Richard. 

She also sang songs like "Shout, Sister Shout" and "Jericho." 

Tharpe had a gospel and folk sound, inspiring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and fellow Arkansan Johnny Cash in their careers.

She'll be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

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