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Search Aspect ( Sister Rosetta Tharpe )
Location - Leeds & District

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Golden Lion Hotel, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Chris Barber (City Centre)
Black & White image1950s. View shows jazz trombonist Chris Barber having his hair cut by Sister Rosetta Tharpe at the Golden Lion Hotel on Lower Briggate. Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an American singer who mixed gospel music with jazz and blues and was a big influence to many jazz and blues musicians both in the UK and the US. She was booked by Chris Barber for a tour of the UK in the 1950s which included performances in Leeds. Barber has been the leader of the Chris Barber Jazz Band since the 1950s and is still performing today (2012). Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Leeds Town Hall, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Chris Barber (City Centre)
Black & White image1957. View shows acclaimed American gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing at Leeds Town Hall alongside English jazz trombonist Chris Barber. This was part of a month-long tour of the UK by the American singer who mixed gospel music with blues and jazz. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Wedding of Terry Cryer, with Chris Barber and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image1957. View shows the wedding of renowned jazz photographer Terry Cryer at Leeds Register Office on Park Square. The bride and groom are surrounded by members of the Chris Barber Jazz Band with Barber himself playing the trombone on the left. Next to him is American gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe who was touring the UK at the time and was the Matron of Honour. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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