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Bobbie Lee Gentry 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". The track spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was third in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967, earning Gentry Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968. Gentry charted 11 ...
Bobbie Gentry Bobbie Gentry (* 27. Juli 1942  als Roberta Lee Streeter im Chickasaw County, Mississippi) ist eine US-amerikanische Country - Sängerin, die 1967 durch den Hit Ode to Billie Joe bekannt wurde. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Werdegang 2 Diskografie 2.1 Alben 2.2 Kompilationen 2.3 Singles 3 Auszeichnungen 4 Literatur 5 Quellen 6 Weblinks
Country singer/songwriter Bobbie Gentry was born Roberta Lee Streeter on July 27, 1944 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Gentry grew up in poverty on her grandparents' farm after her parents divorced when she was a little girl. She learned to play piano by watching the church pianist. Her grandmother traded a milk cow for a piano so Bobbie could practice regularly. She wrote her first song "My Dog Sergeant is a Good Dog" on the piano; she later used this song as a humorous part of her ...
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Bobbie was born Roberta Lee Streeter, on the 27th July 1942, in a little farm outside the town of Woodland in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, she spent her childhood years on her paternal grandparents’ farm, after her own parents divorced, where she grew up without electricity or plumbing. In a 1973 Mid-South magazine cover story, she remembered, “M...
Whilst intermittently gigging with Jody Reynolds, Bobbie formed a Hawaiian themed troupe called the International Four, that picked up a local following performing in Vegas, Tahoe, Oxnard and Palm Springs, during this time she began recording a total of 12 songs that would form the basis of her debut album. Despite performing regularly, initially B...
The first six years of her career Bobbie was primarily a recording artist, and for the next six she was an entertainer appearing on stages all over the world but primarily in Las Vegas and Reno. Bobbie had started playing Vegas as early as 1968 when Howard Hughes put her on at Caesar’s Palace but it wasn’t until her recording career ended that her ...
31.01.2022 · Bobbie Gentry is a retired American singer-songwriter. She found fame in 1967 with her song 'Ode to Billie Joe'. The song spent four weeks at number one in the US, and won several Grammy Awards. It tells the story of Mississippi family's reaction to the news of the death of Billie Joe McAllister, a local boy to whom the daughter (and narrator) is connected.
02.02.2022 · Being born on 27 July 1942, Bobbie Gentry is 80 years old as of today’s date 5th August 2022. Her height is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and her weight is 64 kg. Career. In 1967, Gentry recorded Ode to Billie Joe’s song by herself and took it to Capitol because of affordable expenses, unlike hiring someone to sing it. After realizing the single on 10 July 1967, it trended by remaining position one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song sold over 3 million copies across the globe. In a ...
Bobbie Gentry – Website on the singer, songwriter and musician Bobbie Gentry, author of the enigmatic 'Ode to Billie Joe'. Skip to content. Ode To Billie Joe (Live 1971) 00:00. 00:00 4:50.