The Pioneer: 7 Things You Need To Know About Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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Veronica Hilbring Dec, 13, 2017

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2018 class of inductees, and aside from the more known acts like Bon Jovi and Nina Simone was music pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The name may not ring a bell, but Tharpe is the person your favorite musicians often cite as one of their early inspirations. A queer Black woman emerged from the south to create a radical sound that influenced and defined an era.

Here are the things you should know about Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.