Bobbie Gentry is an American singer-songwriter. She was born July 27, 1942, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA. She was born July 27, 1942, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA. Her 1967 song "Ode To Billie Joe" was a massive pop and country hit and has been covered by many different artists.
Bobbie Gentry (born Roberta Lee Streeter; July 27, 1942) is a retired American singer-songwriter, who was one of the first female artists in America to compose and produce her own material.   Gentry rose to international fame in 1967 with her Southern Gothic narrative " Ode to Billie Joe ". 
27.07.2013 · From the gospel sounds of the local Baptist church to old folk songs, Bobbie was fascinated. “My grandmother noticed how much I liked music, so she traded one of her milk cows for a neighbor’s piano,” Gentry said. Taking to the instrument immediately, she wrote her first song at age 7, a ditty called “My Dog Sergeant is a Good Dog.” After her parents divorced, 13-year-old Bobbie ...
"Fancy" is a song written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry in 1969. The country song was a crossover pop music hit for Gentry, reaching the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 (her second and final solo single to do so) and the top 30 of the Billboard country chart. It was covered in 1990 by country music artist Reba McEntire on her album Rumor Has It.
It tells of a rural Mississippi family's reaction to the news of the suicide of Billie Joe McAllister, a local boy to whom the daughter (and narrator) is connected. A focal point in the lyrics is the Tallahatchie Bridge, from which Billie Joe jumped to his death, and, earlier, where he and the narrator were seen disposing of an unspecified object. The song received widespread attention ...
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Bobbie Gentry re-recorded her iconic hit song, "Ode to Billie Joe," for the film, with the spelling of the name changed to "Billy." Gentry stated that the original spelling had been a typographical error; this is corroborated by her original handwritten lyrics of the song.