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Fire has destroyed a 115-year-old Chicago landmark, the Pilgrim Baptist Church, considered the birthplace of gospel music.

"It was a giant oak that gave peace and shade to the community," Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush told the Chicago Sun-Times. Rush lives in the neighbourhood...

...Thomas A. Dorsey was the Pilgrim's longtime musical director, dubbed "the godfather of gospel music." Dorsey wrote 400 songs by the time he died in 1993 at the age of 93. His choir featured stars such as Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland and Sally Martin...



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