Tuesday, February 07, 2012

feb 9 | sister rosetta tharpe doc @ vancity

The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(2011, UK, Mick Csaky, 60m)

VIFC VanCity Theatre
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Doors 6:30; show 7
Tickets: $20.00

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. Her fans include Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Robert Plant to name a few.

She may not be a household name, but this flamboyant African-American gospel singing superstar, with her spectacular virtuosity on the newly electrified guitar, was one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century.

This exciting evening will include live music from Vancouver blues and gospel guitarist Chelsea D.E. Johnson.