RECORD RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The single “Ode to Billie Joe” was a number-one hit and became a big
international seller. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song for 1967.

The song is ranked #412 on Rolling Stone‘s list of "the 500 Greatest Songs
of All Time
". The recording of "Ode to Billie Joe" generated eight Grammy
nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger
Jimmie Haskell.

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Bobbie Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter) will turn 71 July 27.

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