Archive for July 27th, 2011

BOBBIE GENTRY’S 67TH BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Bobbie Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter), is a former singer-songwriter known
for the intriguing Southern Gothic narrative “Ode to Billie Joe” in 1967. The
song earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop
Vocal Performance in 1968. Bobbie charted eleven singles on the Billboard
Hot 100 chart. Her album Fancy brought her a Grammy for Best Female Pop
Vocal Performance. She had a successful run in Las Vegas in the late 1970s
and has since stoped performing and lives privately in Los Angeles.

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BOBBY DARIN’S TV SHOW ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1972

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A summer series replacement for “The Dean Martin Show”, was “The Bobby
Darin Amusement Company”, produced by Saul Illson and Ernest Chambers
(“The Smothers Broghers Comedy Hour”). The NBC-TV show featured regulars
Steve Landesburg, Dick Bakalyan and Rip Taylor. The guests on the first show
in 1972 were George Burns, Bobby Gentry and Burt Reynolds. “The Bobby
Darin Amusement Company” ran until his death in 1973.

A medley of "Splish Splash", "Rockin’ in the USA", and "Roll
Over Beethoven" performed by Bobby Darin as the final
number for his last television show taped on April 27, 1973.

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FIRST RECORD HITS CHART ON THIS DATE IN 1957

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The Bobbettes’ first and only Top 40 single, "Mr. Lee" entered the US Pop charts
where it will reach #6. It spent four weeks at #1 on the R&B chart. This made the Bobbettes the first girl group to release a #1 R&B hit that also made the pop
Top 10. The group, which originally formed in Spanish Harlem, New York, in
1955, was first known as "The Harlem Queens".

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