Since Edel posted his great version of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, I decided to post mine. Later in life she lost a leg (I beleive to diabetes). She was one of the true unsung pioneers of Rock and Roll... moving from the spiritual to the secular.
The great artist/illustrator Robert Andrew Parker turns 80 years old today. I've been very fortunate to have had a friendship with this remarkable man for over 15 years. As a way of studio cleaning, I've offered to help him "unload" some of the illustration art he's accumulated over the past 50 years. There will be a one time only sale of this work at the Society of Illustrators on Friday June 1st in the lower (basement) gallery from 5:30-8:30 pm. The prices are extremely reasonable (checks only, no cash please). Hopefully some Drawgers in the area can make it.