Sister Janet Mead, a South Australian nun who found global fame with a rock’n’roll version of The Lord’s Prayer, has died at age 84.
She rose to fame in Australia after her Rock Masses, recorded at Adelaide’s St Francis Xavier Cathedral, came to the attention of Festival Records.
Her 1974 version of The Lord’s Prayer shot up the charts, and went on to sell three million copies and be distributed in 31 countries.
The song peaked at number three on the Australian singles chart, and number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sister Janet donated all the earnings from the hit to charity.