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Sister Janet Mead Dies: Nun Who Turned ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ Into International Rock Hit Was 84

Sister Janet Mead, a South Australian nun who had a 1970s hit with a rock version of “The Lord’s Prayer” that made her the first Australian with a US gold file, has died at 84.

Mead died Wednesday of most cancers, basically basically based mostly on the The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, Australia.

She rose to reputation in Australia after her “Rock Plenty,” recorded at Adelaide’s St Francis Xavier cathedral, came to the dignity of Festival Files. Her 1973 recording of “The Lord’s Prayer” provided 2 million copies and was dispensed in 31 nations.

The tune rose to No. 3 on the Australian singles chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The total royalties on the recording were donated to charity by Mead.

Mead entered the Sisters of Mercy convent in 1955 after attending St Aloysius School in Adelaide. She furthermore attended the Adelaide Conservatorium, the establish she studied piano.

For the length of her profession, she produced a pair of performs, liturgies and bigger than 20 musicals, and furthermore ran the St. Aloysius School orchestra for just a few years. Her work saw her acknowledged as South Australian of the Year in 2004. She was furthermore acknowledged for her services and products to Australian Christian tune and given the Golden Gospel Award.

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