SINGER BOBBY GENTRY IS 70 TODAY

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Bobbie Gentry (Roberta Lee Streeter) was
born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi.  


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Gentry‚Äôs big hit , "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967, charted at #1 for multiple weeks 
on the Billboard Hot 100. She paid for her education at UCLA by working 
clerical jobs. Her first single was "Mississippi Delta," which she released
in 1967.Bobby Gentry is known to be one of the first female country 
artists to compose and produce her own material.

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  1. daniel says:

    Bobbie Gentry has two songs in the new Rolling Stone top 100 country songs list.Ode to Billie Joe comes in at# 47 and her other great story song, Fancy at #81. Both songs have many covers and O.T.B.J has over 50 million in record sales and Fancy over 20 million.

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