Each week on Down By The River there is a deep dive into a musician or band. Since January 2022 presenter Chris Owens has been going through the history of rock and roll following a timeline that began in the 1930s, showing how the pioneering musicians inspired the rock and roll music that came after them.

Episode 1 – Charlie Christian and Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Episode 1 – Charlie Christian and Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Episode 1 of the rock and roll history explores the emergence of the electric guitar in recorded music in the 1930s, beginning with the music of Charlie Christian, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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