This train is bound for glory

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

September 5

Rosetta Tharpe 11938: Rock has roots in the early years of the 20th Century (in case you think it was invented in the 1950s). This day in 1938, it’s announced that Sister Rosetta Tharpe has sold one million copies of Rock Me and This Train on the Decca label. They call her the Godmother of Rock. Here’s why:

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